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Api-Centric Linked Data Integration: The Open Phacts Discovery Platform Case Study

8 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2018 First Look: Accepted

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Paul Thomas Groth

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Computer Science

Antonis Loizou

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Computer Science

Alasdair J. G. Gray

Heriot-Watt University - Department of Computer Science

Carole Goble

University of Manchester - School of Computer Science

Lee Harland

Connected Discovery, Ltd

Steve Pettifer

University of Manchester - School of Computer Science

Abstract

Data integration is a key challenge faced in pharmacology where there are numerous heterogenous databases spanning multiple domains (e.g. chemistry and biology). To address this challenge, the Open PHACTS consortium has developed the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform that leverages Linked Data to provide integrated access to pharmacology databases. Between its launch in April 2013 and March 2014, the platform has been accessed over 13.5 million times and has multiple applications that integrate with it. In this work, we discuss how Application Programming Interfaces can extend the classical Linked Data Application Architecture to facilitate data integration. Additionally, we show how the Open PHACTS Discovery Platform implements this extended architecture.

Keywords: linked data, data integration, pharmacology, data spaces, API

Suggested Citation

Groth, Paul Thomas and Loizou, Antonis and Gray, Alasdair J. G. and Goble, Carole and Harland, Lee and Pettifer, Steve, Api-Centric Linked Data Integration: The Open Phacts Discovery Platform Case Study (2014). Journal of Web Semantics First Look 29_0_5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199140 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199140

Paul Thomas Groth (Contact Author)

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Computer Science ( email )

De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

Antonis Loizou

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Computer Science ( email )

De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

Alasdair J. G. Gray

Heriot-Watt University - Department of Computer Science

Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Carole Goble

University of Manchester - School of Computer Science ( email )

Kilburn Building, Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9GH, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Lee Harland

Connected Discovery, Ltd

London
United Kingdom

Steve Pettifer

University of Manchester - School of Computer Science

Kilburn Building, Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9GH, M13 9PL
United Kingdom

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