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8th TUC Meeting - Jerven Bolleman (SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics/UniProt consortium). UniProt: challenges of a public SPARQL endpoint.

  • Posted on: 3 January 2017
  • By: Adrian Diaz

Jerven Bolleman, Lead Software Developer at Swiss-Prot Group, explained why are they offering a free SPARQL and RDF endpoint for the world to use and why is it hard to optimize it. The data biologists use tends to be extremely ambiguous and dirty, additionally, scientists are always trying to find new questions to ask, thus why the difficulty regarding the optimization of UniProt, they wouldn’t be offering the right service to their users by optimizing the query patterns. Furthermore, since UniProt is publicly funded, all the data needs to be public.

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