Towards a Data Hub for Biodiversity with LOD

  • Yoshitaka Minami
  • Hideaki Takeda
  • Fumihiro Kato
  • Ikki Ohmukai
  • Noriko Arai
  • Utsugi Jinbo
  • Motomi Ito
  • Satoshi Kobayashi
  • Shoko Kawamoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7774)

Abstract

Because of a huge variety of biological studies focused on different targets, i.e., from molecules to ecosystem, data produced and used in each field is also managed independently so that it is difficult to know the relationship among them. We aim to build a data hub with LOD to connect data in different biological fields to enhance search and use of data across the fields. We build a prototype data hub on taxonomic information on species, which is a key to retrieve data and link to databases in different fields. We also demonstrate how the data hub can be used with an application to assist search on other database.

Keywords

Linked Open Data (LOD) biodiversity taxonomy data integration 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshitaka Minami
    • 1
  • Hideaki Takeda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fumihiro Kato
    • 1
  • Ikki Ohmukai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Noriko Arai
    • 1
  • Utsugi Jinbo
    • 3
  • Motomi Ito
    • 4
  • Satoshi Kobayashi
    • 5
  • Shoko Kawamoto
    • 6
  1. 1.National Institute of InformaticsJapan
  2. 2.Graduate University for Advanced StudiesJapan
  3. 3.National Museum of Nature and ScienceTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Department of General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesThe University of TokyoJapan
  5. 5.Transdisciplinary Research Integration CenterNational Institute of Polar ResearchJapan
  6. 6.Research Organization of Information and SystemsDatabase Center for Life ScienceJapan

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