Welcome to project ConceptWiki
The ConceptWiki is a open access repository of editable concepts, each with a UUID. The ConceptWiki features tables containing other identifiers (from various databases) and associated terminological information. Apart from identifiers and synonyms, additional information for each concept, such as a definition and or semantic type, is available by clicking on a "More about this concept" link. The ConceptWiki focuses on life sciences concepts and people working within the life sciences domains. The terminology and identifiers will be freely downloadable from the ConceptWiki and can be used to as a thesaurus to identify concept-denoting tokens in text and databases.
Contents and Functionality of the ConceptWiki
The ConceptWiki has two major types of content, Life sciences concepts and people pages, called WikiPeople. These two sections have been filled using information provided by several members of the Concept Web Alliance consortium to jumpstart a medium capable of developing valuable knowledge repositories. The main focus of the life science and medical section is to include pertinent concepts due to their role in biology and disease. To every concept, scientists can add new or edit existing textual commentary, for example, to nuance or describe new biological functions or processes. It will also be possible to establish links between two records to illustrate pertinent connections. All modifications are attributed to the participating scientist and certain granting agencies have indicated that they are interested in using the resulting contributions as indices of scholarly achievement. The WikiPeople? section is a forum for scientists to display their published works and the author pages can be modified and enhanced by the individual.where you can find more than a million biomedical concepts, and more than million authors.
Authors who have published works cited in PubMed have a personal WikiPeople page. This page features their publications, their concepts of interests, and an "also referred to as" table where they can enter other spellings of their name or nicknames. Each scientist represented in WikiPeople has the opportunity to ‘authorize’ their page to confirm that the information shown is correct. Authors can edit the publication list shown on the page; remove publications that have been assigned to them incorrectly or add publications that erroneously missed. Scientists can merge two pages that have been pre-constructed based on two variant spellings (synonyms) of their name to create a comprehensive page. A list of concepts derived from the publications, called Concepts of Interest, is displayed and can be edited.
License and availability
The Conceptwiki code is available under the Apache license, version 2.
Different versions of ConceptWiki are available at the following locations:
- The stable release as part of the Open PHACTS project is available on http://www.conceptwiki.org/.
- The release as part of the Open PHACTS project 1.3 release will be available on http://www.conceptwiki.org/3/.
- The release as part of the Open PHACTS project 1.2 release is available on http://ops.conceptwiki.org/.
- The latest development code is deployed automatically by NBIC CI on http://conceptwiki.nbiceng.net/.
We have a versioning policy detailing how we work with versions.
- Installation Guide
- Database Schema
- Implementation Brainstorm
- Our agile approach
- Code Convention
- Test Neo4j database
- Running imports
This project provides the following mailing lists.
- conceptwiki-devel: a list intended for discussion among developers (subscription is restricted to registered developers)
- conceptwiki-commits: a list that receives commit messages
- conceptwiki-users: a list intended for general discussion on the project
Subversion access works as follows:
svn co https://trac.nbic.nl/svn/conceptwiki/trunk/code/conceptwiki conceptwiki
Access is currently only available to registered developers. We will be preparing for a general release soon.
- TracGuide -- Built-in Documentation
- TitleIndex -- A complete list of local wiki pages.
- Trac FAQ -- Frequently Asked Questions
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