This week a new Big Data startup company launched, Ayasdi, co-founded by Stanford mathematics professor Gunner Carlsson and based on his DARPA-funded research in the area of applied topology, with $10+million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and Floodgate. The technology, dubbed the Insight Discovery platform, is explained to be the “first machine […]
At the recent SemTech conference in NYC, The Semantic Web Blog had an opportunity to ask some leaders in the field about where semantic technology has been, and where it’s going. David Wood, CTO, 3RoundStones: The short take: Hiring has been on in a big way at semantic tech players as enterprises are moving in […]
by Angela Guess A new white paper out of Cognizant insists that the future of Master Data Management, particularly for life science pursuits, is in the cloud. The paper states, ” Smart master data management (MDM) is critical to getting better results with fewer resources and different tools. Mining customer data, and relationships among that […]
How to help the bench biologist get value out of the wealth of life sciences Linked Data sets? Startup Metaome Science Informatics proposes to offer some help with its DistilBio semantic search and data integration technology, by streamlining the approach to posing user queries. The Distil in DistilBio stands for Data Integration using Semantic Technologies […]
The Semantic Web Journal has issued a call for papers on the topic of linked data for health care and the life sciences.
A new paper has been published entitled “Systems Chemical Biology and the Semantic Web: What They Mean for the Future of Drug Discovery Research.”
Bioinformatics software provider IO Informatics recently released its free Knowledge Explorer Personal Edition. Version 3.6 of the Personal Edition can handle most of what Knowledge Explorer Professional 3.6, launched in October, can, but it does all its work in memory without direct connectivity to a back-end database. “In particular, a lot of the strengths of […]
A few months ago FeirceBiotechIT named five biotech IT firms to watch, and they haven’t been disappointed with what they’ve seen.
This video lecture discusses the development of OpenTox, an open source predictive toxicology framework.
Joel Amoussou addressed the question recently of why ontologies are needed in health care applications.