Drug Encyclopedia – Linked Data Application for Physicians

  • Jakub Kozák
  • Martin Nečaský
  • Jaroslav Pokorný
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9367)


The information about drugs is scattered among various resources and accessing it is hard for end users. In this paper we present an application called Drug Encyclopedia which is built on the top of the data mart represented as Linked Data and enables physicians to search and browse clinically relevant information about medicinal products and drugs. The application has been running for more than a year and has attracted many users. We describe the development driven by requirements, data mart creation, application evaluation and discuss the lessons learned.


Linked Data application Drugs Health care RDF SPARQL 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Kozák
    • 1
  • Martin Nečaský
    • 1
  • Jaroslav Pokorný
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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