|Anita de Waard
Principal Researcher, Disruptive Technologies
This presentation describes the underlying vision and the projects encompassing Elsevier’s Biological Research Information Enrichment Framework (BRIEF). Developed in close collaboration with several leading research groups in bioinformatics, Semantic Web technologies and information extraction, the BRIEF framework is meant to enable a closer integration and greater semantic enrichment of the Elsevier life sciences content. Projects include the development of a curated, Structured Digital Abstract for the FEBS Letters journal, a neuroanatomical navigation framework for Elsevier publications in neurosciences, and an authoring tool to help identify biological entities during the manuscript submission phase. A proposed Web-services based architecture will also be discussed, which can enable integration with existing data repositories and user interfaces in the life sciences. Lastly, plans for the Elsevier Life Sciences Knowledge Enhancement Challenge will be described, which is an invitation to the academic community to describe and/or prototype an environment that improves the interpretation of meaning in a collection of life science journals.