Biological knowledge graph construction, search, and navigation

Chandana Tennakoon, Nazar Zaki, Hiba Arnaout, Shady Elbassuoni, Wassim El-Hajj, Alanoud Al Jaberi

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The number of available biological databases keeps on increasing every day. One limitation is that these databases are stored in diverse formats. Semantic web technology has introduced the resource description format (RDF) to unify heterogeneous databases. In this chapter, we illustrate how a knowledge graph can be constructed out of the biological RDF databases. We also show how free-text search can be implemented to access nodes in the knowledge graph. Finally, we introduce a way to display and navigate the created knowledge graph.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Biomedical and Healthcare Data
Subtitle of host publicationSemantics, Analytics and Knowledge
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128095560
ISBN (Print)9780128095614
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018


  • Biological databases
  • Knowledge graph
  • RDF
  • Semantic search

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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