Semantic Web Ontology and Data Integration: a Case Study in Aiding Psychiatric Drug Repurposing

Abstract

There remain significant difficulties selecting probable candidate drugs from existing databases. We describe an ontology-oriented approach to represent the nexus between genes, drugs, phenotypes, symptoms, and diseases from multiple information sources. We also report a case study in which we attempted to explore candidate drugs effective for bipolar disorder and epilepsy. We constructed an ontology incorporating knowledge between the two diseases and performed semantic reasoning tasks with the ontology. The results suggested 48 candidate drugs that hold promise for further breakthrough. The evaluation demonstrated the validity our approach. Our approach prioritizes the candidate drugs that have potential associations among genes, phenotypes and symptoms, and thus facilitates the data integration and drug repurposing in psychiatric disorders.

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-1051

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@inproceedings{Liang2015SemanticWO, title={Semantic Web Ontology and Data Integration: a Case Study in Aiding Psychiatric Drug Repurposing}, author={Chen Liang and Jingchun Sun and Cui Tao}, booktitle={MedInfo}, year={2015} }