SADI plugin for Taverna 2.3

The Semantic Automated Discovery and Integration (SADI) and Taverna teams are pleased to announce the release of the SADI plugin for Taverna 2.3.

SADI is a set of standards-compliant best practices that simplify interoperability between semantic Web services. The SADI codebase make it easy for people to deploy services that adhere to the SADI framework practices. The SADI plugin allows semantic services to be accessed from Taverna. The plugin has been developed by the SADI team (with the support of the Genome Canada Bioinformatics Platform).

The SADI plugin is available as a prototype plugin. For details on how to install plugins see:

Documentation on the SADI plugin, including a link to a tutorial on SlideShare is available on the SADI wiki:

If you have any problems or questions about the SADI plugin or need help, please contact

Presentations at CSWS 2011

Slides from the 3rd Canadian Semantic Web Symposium (CSWS2011) presentations are now online:

- Leveraging SADI Semantic Web Services to Exploit Fish Ecotoxicology Data

- SADI for GMOD: Semantic Web Services for Model Organism Databases

Tetherless World Constellation’s Linking Open Biomedical Data and SADI

The Tetherless World Linked Open Biomedical Data project is using SADI services to provide a simple way of developing and deploying algorithms for data analysis, conversion, and provenance. Services, such as subsetting the Gene Ontology, transforming text outlines to SKOS concept schemes, and creating verifiable access records of webresources have been developed as reusable, self-contained python scripts that are easily deployed as standalone services, within larger frameworks, or in Google App Engine applications.

Jim McCusker won Grand Prize at the Elsevier/Tetherless World Health and Life Sciences Hackathon

SADI workshop: feedback on the training course now available

Wondering who attended our first training course, and what they thought? See our testimonial page. And don’t forget to register for the second training course, to be held in Vancouver on August 3-4 2011!

SPARQL Assist 0.1.3

SPARQL Assist 0.1.3 is up on Google code.  The code is still in SVN.  This release fixes a few small bugs, but the big change is that there’s now a WAR distribution that includes a servlet that will load any ontology referenced in a FROM clause and make those terms available for auto-complete.  This functionality was previously only available in the SADI extension to SPARQL Assist used by the CardioSHARE query client. Download the SPARQL Assist 0.1.3 servlet distribution.

As usual, if you find a bug, please report it at the SADI Google Code site or the SADI Google Group.

SPARQL Assist 0.1.2

New version of SPARQL Assist. See SPARQL Assist 0.1.3 for details.

SPARQL Assist 0.1.2 is up on Google Code.  The code is in SVN now, too.This release fixes a bug where namespaces would not be suggested in the first position of triples in the WHERE clause. If you find a bug, please report it at the SADI Google Code site or the SADI Google Group.

News from CSHALS

Following Chris Baker’s talk at CSHALS, some buzz on the web about SADI :)

SADI services to be presented during CSHALS

Chris Baker will present 2 SADI services next month at the Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences (CSHALS): Semantic Infrastructure for Automated Small Molecule Classification and Data Mining for Lipidomics

UPDATE 20110301: slides are now online at

Web Publishing of Scientific Data and Services Training Courses

Don’t miss on our first training course to be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on May 19-20th 2011! You will learn what SADI can do for you, and how you can use it to publish your own data. Our team will walk you through the theory underpinning the system, and will show you how to create and deploy your own SADI Semantic Web Services.

SWAT4LS 2010 keynote: A renaissance for the point mutation: from legacy data to semantic web service

The slides from the SWAT4LS 2010 keynote from Dr Christopher Baker are now available online as part of the Nature Precedings for the event.

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