Semantic Prototypes in Research Ecoinformatics (SPIRE)


ITR -- Science on the Semantic Web: Prototypes in Bioinformatics is a joint project among ecologists and computer scientists at 4 universities and NASA to develop an IT framework to use next generation Web technologies to integrate and process biological information, including the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) system, foodwebs, and long-term environmental monitoring systems. This project uses Semantic Web technologies, including the web ontology and markup languages OWL and DAML+OIL; open source geographic database and map server tools for storing and displaying biodiversity and ecological data; and foodweb and other visualization tools.

Project Start Date: January 20, 2004

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