Large quantities of data are being produced at a rapid pace. This is no different in the world of biomedical data. With ontologies proliferating, data is increasingly being stored using the RDF data model and queried using RDF based querying languages. This interesting information came to us by 7th Space Interactive in their article, “A framework for ontology-based question answering with application to parasite immunology.”

Existing systems facilitate the querying in various ways, but it is important that researchers and other users map the question in their mind to the interface used by the systems. Experts in natural language processing have been dealing with the challenges of designing natural language based retrieval systems for a long time; the use of RDF adds another challenge.

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Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.