On the 1st of May AI3SD hosted a Semantics and Knowledge Learning for Chemical Design workshop at the Solent Conference Centre, Southampton. This full day workshop had five keynote talks from experts both from the computer science and chemistry areas of research. These talks covered a wide range of topics and provided lots of inspiration for the lively question sessions following the talks. Following the talks an open discussion was held talking about how semantics can help, what are the areas where there are currently difficulties and what could be done to improve these.
- Dr Age Chapman, University of Southampton – You did WHAT?
- Dr Nicholas Gibbins, University of Southampton – The Semantic Web at 20: Lessons from two decades of developing linked data applications
- Professor Jonathan Goodman, University of Cambridge – Challenging Chemistry: Solving Molecular Problems
- Dr Colin Bachelor, Royal Society of Chemistry – Semantics vs. Statistics in Chemistry
- Dr Alexandra Simperler, Goldbeck Consulting – EMMO (European Materials & Modelling Ontology)
The formal report for this event written by Dr Samantha Kanza can be found here: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/432447/.