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SWAN: A Distributed Knowledge Infrastructure for Alzheimer Disease Research

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Yong Gao

Harvard University - MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease

June Kinoshita

Alzheimer Research Forum

Elizabeth Wu

Alzheimer Research Forum

Eric Miller

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Ryan Lee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Andy Seaborne

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Steve Cayzer

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Tim Clark

Harvard University - Harvard Medical School; Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital

Abstract

SWAN a Semantic Web Application in Neuromedicine is a project to develop an effective, integrated scientific knowledge infrastructure for the Alzheimer Disease (AD) research community, using the energy and self-organization of that community, enabled by Semantic Web technology. This infrastructure may later be deployed for research communities in other neuromedical disorders. SWAN incorporates the full biomedical research knowledge lifecycle in its ontological model, including support for personal data organization, hypothesis generation, experimentation, lab data organization, and digital pre-publication collaboration. Community, laboratory, and personal digital resources may all be organized and interconnected using SWAN's common semantic framework.

Keywords: Alzheimer Disease, biomedical research, knowledge lifecycle, ontology, digital resource

Suggested Citation

Gao, Yong and Kinoshita, June and Wu, Elizabeth and Miller, Eric and Lee, Ryan and Seaborne, Andy and Cayzer, Steve and Clark, Tim, SWAN: A Distributed Knowledge Infrastructure for Alzheimer Disease Research (2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199341 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199341

Yong Gao

Harvard University - MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease

Charlestown Navy Yard, 16th Street
Building 114
Charlestown, MA 02129
United States

June Kinoshita

Alzheimer Research Forum

1 Main Street, 13th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Elizabeth Wu

Alzheimer Research Forum

1 Main Street, 13th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Eric Miller

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

Ryan Lee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

77 Massachusetts Avenue
50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
United States

Andy Seaborne

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

1501 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States

Steve Cayzer (Contact Author)

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories ( email )

1501 Page Mill Road
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United States

Tim Clark

Harvard University - Harvard Medical School ( email )

25 Shattuck St
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital ( email )

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Boston, MA 02114
United States

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