Semantic Search Engine for PubMed- Microsoft Vs Yahoo Vs Google Vs Oracle in Semantic Web Search

Hakia is a semantic web search engine, so what you might think. The difference is hakia targets legal, financial and Medical web searches. Thye have even licensed its technology to a startup company that summarized information for government and pharmaceutical companies

There is more starting from April 2008 using Hakia you can search Pubmed. Adding more than 10 million abstracts from PubMed to their index and setting up a new site dedicated to searching this content at pubmed.hakia.com. The PubMed content will also be visible in search results on the hakia medical search site and via the main hakia search page

For exmaple my query of microarray software Pubmed returned 1646 results and Hakia 15 some times having too much is not good idea, especially when you are looking for specific text.

It doesnt even stop there, the result also showed me Meet Others who asked same query in PubMed Semantic search with the option to even add a post so I found a job for part-time employee to work in a microarray lab. This I think is a great tool especially if more people use it you can use the feature to locate people working on similar topic. Ofcourse you can any of the much known social tools like Linkedin

Still not convinced of the merits take a look at the comparison of the search results on new regulatory problems affecting personal genomics companies, in google and Hakia

You can also generate a custom seach box that can be added to your website much like the custom google search box .

and yes there is competition to Powerset has launched its

May be because Yahoo is already offering Semantic webs earch using

But there is more than what meets the eye. Remember Interestingly in 2007 June Oracle staked its claim to leadership in the enterprise side of the emerging semantic Web space, saying that more than 100 commercial and open-source applications are using its version of the technology. Oracle do offer search called Oracle Secure Enterprise Search. Take a look at the Oracle Semantic Technology Centre

Microsoft can also say to be making up for the loss of TripleHop to Oracle,

There is still more surprises Evri.com a Paul Allen backed semantic search engine has launched a Beta release in June 24.

Other similar service providers includes TextDigger, Radar Networks Peer39.com that offers semantic technology in advertising, Gloofi.com Twine, then there is Spock calling itself a vertical search engine for people, usign top-down semantic search. In that sense we can call Google Maps to be using semantic technology though it cant be called a thorough breed in this field

Entire Genome Sequencing from Single Molecule DNA

Cambridge based Helicos Bioscience announced the publication of a report in Science Magazine demonstrating the first single molecule sequencing of an organism (M13 virus genome) examining more than 280,000 strands of captured DNA.

Helicos’ uses a proprietary form of sequencing-by-synthesis called True Single Molecule Sequencing(tSMS)™. Unlike other methods, the technique builds up the sequence of each strand of DNA one base at a time.

Microarray Blog is on The Science Advisory Board

After a brief hiatus am back to work, Microarray blog is chugging along slowly though I get very less time now a days to write , I have no plans to stop the blog. But reaching out to more people is an issue If I cant post atleast once a week.

Still I am going to take the challenge of writing another blog this time on the The Science Advisory Board website for microarray. Am happy the folks at SAB are using wordpress platform, so no hickups there.

I am going to maintain both the blogs for a while and perhaps spend more time on this blog on other subjects that I am interested in bioinformatics other than microarary such as Pharmacogenomics, Clinical genomics, SaaS in bioinformatics, Opensource and Adoption of technology among biologists to name few.

The new post in microarray is available at http://microarray.scienceboard.net

CombiMatrix Molecular Diagnostics Launches Microarray Test for Detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder

CombiMatrix  has completed the clinical validation of the  BAC array CGH based clinical microarray tests. ATScan is designed to detect known genomic copy-number variations  associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder and this test is now available to physicians and consumers.

Silicon Microarray technology receives award for application product of the year 2007

Parallel Synthesis Technologies’s Silicon Microarray technology has received the Small Times 2007 Best of Small Tech Award for application product of the year. NanoCon International conference

Silicon Microarray technology is a set of micromachined silicon pin tools for printing DNA or protein microarrays.

The identically micromachined printing tools, which can produce microarrays containing up to 50,000 highly uniform spots (about 250 picolitres each) of DNA on a 25x75mm substrate, are substantially less expensive than traditional technologies.

The Staphylococcus aureus microarray Database inching closer to Staph Infection Vaccine

MRSA the very name send shudders to any one working in a hospital setup, the aggressive Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) , is a bacterium responsible for some difficult-to-treat infections in humans.

The organism is often the cause of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) or hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) depending upon the circumstances of acquiring disease,

University of Southern Mississippi biological science professor Dr. Mohamed Elasri and student Vijayaraj Nagarajan, a doctoral student have developed an online database that holds collected data on genes related to stap.The Staphylococcus aureus microarray meta-database, known as SAMMD

There are more than 400 SAMMD users from 23 countries with numbers increasing daily. As researchers work to find a vaccine for MRSA, Elasri said this program can cut a significant amount of time it takes to find information about staphylococcal genes

microarray-based Clinical diagnostic tests

 Pathwork Diagnostics, and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has initiated an investigational study Genomics-Based diagnostic Test to determine a tumor’s origin so that tissue-specific management can begin.

The test uses microarrays from Affymetrix

More news on Pathworks website 

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