Topics and Links for my talk on Semantic Web for Materials

Materials and the Semantic Web

CSIRO/Iowa, Melbourne, AU, 2013-02-31

Peter Murray-Rust, Unilever Centre for Molecular Sciences Informatics, University of Cambridge


  • The Semantic Web is here; we should adopt it for materials
  • “Computable Wikipedia for materials”
  • Based on Chemical Markup Language (CML), MathML and Scalable vector Graphics
  • We need tools for: authoring, conversion, display
  • Create pre-competitive knowledgebases for materials
  • We should have hackfests!
  • “liberation software” to create robots to liberate all published public factual scientific content.
  • Demos- the semantic web works (most of the time). I’ll update broken stuff

I am extremely grateful for CSIRO and Nico Adams inviting me to Australia for these months. I genuinely regard what Australia has done in eResearch and Data as outstanding and a model for the rest of the world.

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