"I am particularly impressed that the SciVerse platform supports ontology driven apps such as Ontology Driven Semantic Search (ODiSSea), enabling users to efficiently locate biomedical data resources," said Nigam H. Shah, MBBS, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University and an investigator with the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) led by Dr. Mark Musen (http://bmir.stanford.edu/people/view.php/mark_a_musen/). "ODiSSea automatically detects biomedical concepts such as diseases, body parts, drug names, etc entered by a user on SciVerse Hub beta and retrieves corresponding clinical trials, drugbank records and experimental datasets from the NCBO Resource Index." The NCBO Resource Index (http://www.bioontology.org/resources-index), one of the largest repositories of computationally generated annotations on records from public data sources in biomedicine, was the winning entry in the Semantic Web Challenge (http://challenge.semanticweb.org/) at the recently concluded International Semantic Web Conference 2010 in Shanghai.
SciVerse Applications beta features a gallery where apps developed can be displayed and shared. Users will be able to post feedback on individual applications offering valuable insight for enhancing apps as well as sparking ideas for new solutions. Developers will have an opportunity to reach the global scientific community, while also gaining recognition for their contribution to search and discovery.
The marketplace includes more than a dozen new search and discovery applications designed to offer a preliminary illustration of the capabilities of the new platform. Some of the applications available include:
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