e-Science and the Semantic Web: A Symbiotic Relationship [chapter]

Carole Goble, Oscar Corcho, Pinar Alper, David De Roure
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
e-Science is scientific investigation performed through distributed global collaborations between scientists and their resources, and the computing infrastructure that enables this. Scientific progress increasingly depends on pooling know-how and results; making connections between ideas, people, and data; and finding and reusing knowledge and resources generated by others in perhaps unintended ways. It is about harvesting and harnessing the "collective intelligence" of the scientific
more » ... The Semantic Web is an extension of the current Web in which information is given well-defined meaning to facilitate sharing and reuse, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. Applying the Semantic Web paradigm to e-Science has the potential to bring significant benefits to scientific discovery. We identify the benefits of lightweight and heavyweight approaches, based on our experiences in the Life Sciences.
doi:10.1007/11894841_3 fatcat:6aavv7okzba2vblbh5g6gp5z6y