Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Semantics driven big data analytics: Ongoing work for cancer genomics

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is focused to the use of semantic technologies for big data analytics. Solutions cover the integration of heterogeneous data sources based on semantic Web standards (e.g., TCGA, Cosmic, others), the development of smart technologies (e.g., stream processing), graph and literature analytics, and open data initiatives. Application domains are biomedical solutions in cancer genomics and personal sensing (but also smart cities, smart enterprises), and targeted projects together with industrial partners exploiting semantic Web technologies in general. The presentation will give an overview on ongoing research in the life science domain and gives a prospect on biomedical solutions in the cloud and the ways to establish large-scale platforms for researchers.


Dr. D. Rebholz-Schuhmann is a medical doctor and a computer scientist. Currently, he is established chair for data analytics at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the director of the Insight Center for Data Analytics in Galway. His research is positioned in semantic technologies in the biomedical domain. In his previous research he has established large-scale on-the-fly biomedical text mining solutions and has contributed to the semantic normalisation in the biomedical domain