The ChEMBL database as linked open data

  • Egon L Willighagen, Andra Waagmeester, Ola Spjuth, Peter Ansell, Antony J Williams, Valery Tkachenko, Janna Hastings, Bin Chen, David J Wild
  • Journal of Cheminformatics, May 2013, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1186/1758-2946-5-23

Providing the ChEMBL database in a semantic web form as linked open data

What is it about?

Making data available in a format known as "RDF" can produce "Linked Data" that promotes integration with other web resources. RDF documents can natively link to related data, and others can link back using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). RDF makes the data machine-readable and uses extensible vocabularies for additional information, making it easier to scale up inference and data analysis.

Why is it important?

This publication emphasizes the benefits of using open standards and ontologies to link the ChEMBL database to other databases,. Using those links and the knowledge encoded in standards and ontologies, the resulting ChEMBL-RDF resource creates a foundation for integrated semantic web cheminformatics applications, such as the decision support presented in this paper.

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The following have contributed to this page: Dr Antony John Williams, Valery Tkachenko, and Dr Egon Willighagen