Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms


Convert tabulated data into RDF and create SPARQL queries intuitively and "on the fly".

Keywords: RDF - SPARQL - Querying - Graph - LOD - Linked open data

Functional Description: AskOmics aims at bridging the gap between end user data and the Linked (Open) Data cloud. It allows heterogeneous bioinformatics data (formatted as tabular files) to be loaded in a RDF triplestore and then be transparently and interactively queried. AskOmics is made of three software blocks: (1) a web interface for data import, allowing the creation of a local triplestore from user's datasheets and standard data, (2) an interactive web interface allowing "à la carte" query-building, (3) a server performing interactions with local and distant triplestores (queries execution, management of users parameters).

News Of The Year: (1) migration to github, (2) complete re-engineering for cleaning the successive layers and accomodating further extensions, (3) integration of the Corese triplestore ( in addition to fuseki and virtuoso, (4) improved user interface, (5) capability to save queries for sharing and reusing them, (6) automatic generation of askomics-compliant graph of entity types (abstraction), (7) capability to use askomics to query remote endpoints (including Uniprot and neXtProt), (8) support for federated queries involving remote endpoints and local data