Even more abbreviations...

Reading up on Life Science databases et.c... which continues to generate "abbreviations" that are useful to know well.


  • DBPedia - RDF version of Wikipedia
  • LODD - Linking Open Drug Data (contains an overview of the included databases)
  • PubChem

Formats et.c.

  • InChI - IUPAC International Chemical Identifier

Learning abbreviations

Reading the paper on the Bio2RDF database.

It contains something that I need, an overview of different techniques, databases and formats that are common in the semantic web community, but of which I know to few still.

Some useful abbreviations just learned (some I knew somewhat, but was not sure):

Formats / Languages

  • RDF - Resource Description Framework
  • OWL - Web Ontology Language
  • LSID - Life Sciences ID
  • Dublin core


  • Bio2RDF
  • KEGG - Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes