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Whitepaper: The ImageStore Ontology and the Bioimage Database: Semantic Web Tools for Biological Research Images

by University of OxfordJan 01, 2008

This paper from University of Oxford explains the BioImage Database that is an ontology-driven image at abase for multidimensional images of biological specimens. It is built using Jena and other Open Source components around an ImageStore Ontology written in OWL-DL that describes all aspects of the image. Web form user submission interfaces. An advanced search interface permits accurate retrieval of relevant images. During this retrieval process, Web Service interactions with third-party services can permit the textual descriptions of the image to be marked up on the fly with definitions of key terms, including the disambiguation of gene names.

Whitepaper: The Social Dimensions Of Entrepreneurship

by University of OxfordJan 01, 2008

This research paper from University of Oxford explains that Schumpeter’s canonical depiction of the entrepreneur as an agent of social and economic change implies that entrepreneurs are especially sensitive to the social environment. One use an organizing framework based on institutional economics, in combination with lessons from cross-cultural psychology, to consider the social dimensions of entrepreneurship. The level and modes of entrepreneurial activity are affected by the surrounding culture and by legal rules. Entrepreneurs may partially overcome institutional deficiencies by relying on social networks that facilitate reputational bonding as a means for resource-sharing.