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BioGateway: A semantic systems biology tool for the life sciences.

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1471-2105-10-S10-S11 1..15 BMC Bioinformatics Research BioGateway: a semantic systems biology tool for the life sciences Erick Antezana1,2, Ward Blondé3, Mikel Egaña4, Alistair Rutherford5, Robert Stevens4, Bernard De Baets3, Vladimir Mironov6 and Martin Kuiper*6 Address: 1Dept of Plant Systems Biology, VIB, Gent, Belgium, 2Dept of Molecular Genetics, Ghent University, Belgium, 3Dept of Applied Mathematics, Biometrics and Process Control, Ghent University, Belgium, 4School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK, 5Glasgow, UK and 6Dept. of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway E-mail: Erick Antezana - [email protected]; Ward Blondé - [email protected]; Mikel Egaña - [email protected]; Alistair Rutherford - [email protected]; Robert Stevens - [email protected]; Bernard De Baets - [email protected]; Vladimir Mironov - [email protected]; Martin Kuiper* - [email protected] *Corresponding author from Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences, 2008 Edinburgh, UK 28 November 2008 Published: 01 October 2009 BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10(Suppl 10):S11 doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S10-S11 This article is available from: © 2009 Antezana et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Background: Life scientists need help in coping with the plethora of fast growing and scattered knowledge resources. Ideally, this knowledge should be integrated in a form that allows them to pose complex questions that address the properties of biological systems, independently from the origin of the knowledge. Semantic Web technologies prove to be well suited for k

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