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Factors Influencing the Adoption of the Semantic Web in the Life Sciences

  • Toni Kazic

Abstract

The Semantic Web today is a vision of transparent search, request, manipulation, and delivery of information to the user by an interconnected set of services. This vision would change the way scientists interact with data, computations, and even each other. Realizing it begins with understanding the needs of biologists and the dynamic continuum of factors that will determine whether, in what form, and at what rate the Semantic Web is likely to be adopted as a scientific tool by this community. In this chapter I look at this continuum and hazard some predictions.

Key words

adaptability community cost fanfare fate of technology friction impetus need performance persistence support 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toni Kazic
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MissouriUSA

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