Monday, November 06, 2006

Semantic Research Grid Project: A Brief Description

The Semantic Research Grid project aims to build a set of tools that enable annotation and metadata analysis of scientific documents. This project brings together Semantic Web, Cyberinfrastructure and Digital Libraries.

The new tools will be built on top of several existing tools that belong to different categories:

a) Social Bookmarking (or, Annotation) Tools (e.g., Delicious, Connotea, CiteULike, Bibsonomy)
b) Advanced Search Tools (e.g., Google Scholar, Academic Live Search)
c) Scientific Databases (e.g., PubChem, PubMed)
d) Conference and Journal Management Tools (e.g., CMT, Manuscript Central)

The software system will be built based on two general principles:

i) Each component will be packed as a service as long as this does not lead to performace degradation;
ii) If a needed capability exists, we will not replace it but rather wrap it as a service.

Various Machine Learning methods will be explored in order to create "mash-up" applications, giving significant added value.