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Conference on Semantics in Health and Life Sciences report-back at Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup

Presented to us by Eric Neumann, Clinical Semantics Group

C-SHALS, this smaller conference, pre-competitive, more interesting public discussion than some other major industry events. Two day event.

Sponsored by pharmaceutical industry.

Gets very exciting, a lot of energy, semantic web but different emphasis.
FriendFeed microblogging. Only downside is understanding it manually, if someone would write a converter to triples...

Allowed vendors to do lightning talks, but not a full 20 minutes.

Tim Berners-Lee keynote.
Tim Clark presented on SWAN ("Data, Community and Discourse: a Framewok for Science Web 3.0")

Dr. Antony J. Williams, ChemZoo Inc has a very interesting project on crowdsourcing and text-mining in chemistry-- just needs a few tweaks to make it available as RDF.

chemistry all over the world
URLs for molecules
Uses exhibit for the demo. only took a day to pull together.

you pay to pull it off, but they don't pay to host

Business models get interesting very quickly.

Vivien Marx wrote a good review - have to log in to see, but free

Planning for C-SHALS 2010
Make it a little more open, and make final call if we do it in Europe instead of or in addition to US.

Int'l Society of Computational Biology, one of the organizers is from.



As big of a difference as

As big of a difference as the transition from web 1.0 to 2.0 was, I expect web 3.0 to be even bigger - a time where search engines sort not only text content but also images and music, where everything is live and best of all - free. Anne Trianz

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