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Introduction to Semantic E-Science in Biomedicine

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BMC Bioinformatics

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Introduction to semantic e-Science in biomedicine
Huajun Chen*1,3, Yimin Wang2 and Zhaohui Wu1
Address: 1College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, P.R. China, 2Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH) Karlsruhe, 76128, Germany and 3Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University, New Haven, 06511, USA Email: Huajun Chen* -; Yimin Wang -; Zhaohui Wu - * Corresponding author

Published: 9 May 2007
Semantic E-Science in Biomedicine Yimin Wang, Zhaohui Wu, Huajun Chen Research

BMC Bioinformatics 2007, 8(Suppl 3):S1


This article is available from: © 2007 Chen et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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