Lead Developer for BioMoby

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bgood
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Lead Developer for BioMoby

The BioMoby Project is seeking a lead developer. Please contact eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6d%77%69%6c%6b%69%6e%73%6f%6e%40%6d%72%6c%2e%75%62%63%2e%63%61%22%3e%6d%77%69%6c%6b%69%6e%73%6f%6e%40%6d%72%6c%2e%75%62%63%2e%63%61%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) for further information.

All applications considered, but if you understand what "semantic web service composition" means , then you will be ahead..

surferchic
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Alright Mr. bgood, what do

Alright Mr. bgood, what do you mean by "semantic web service composition" and I why on Earth would this be interesting to people in bioinformatics (or anyone else for that matter)?

bgood
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Semantic Web Service

Semantic Web Service Composition is the combination of ontology, AI, and web services. The idea runs something like this:

1) Expose your data or your analytical tool as a web service
2) Describe the activity of that service (e.g. its inputs and its outputs) by referencing terms from an ontology
3) Get others to do the same thing.

Now, a client program (maybe called an 'agent') can
a) find your service via search or registry lookup (if you added it to a registry)
b) 'know' what it does
c) 'know' how to combine it with other similarly exposed and annotated web services.
d) actually 'compose' workflows or pipelines involving multiple services completely automatically.