Saturday, October 01, 2005

NSF Funding for Semantic Web Development

From Genetic Engineering News

The National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) announced today a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a Virtual Plant Information Network (VPIN) in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., and The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Rockville, Md.
The VPIN will greatly advance semantic Web development for biologists by allowing multiple plant information Web sites to associate their data and services with publicly accessible ontologies

(I'm always happy to hear that even without DARPA there is still some public US money for Semantic Web research)