KnowLife - One-Stop Health Portal

KnowLife: a Knowledge Graph for Health and Life Sciences

Large knowledge bases (KB's) about entities, their properties, and the relationships between entities, have become an important asset for semantic search, analytics, and smart recommendations over Web contents and other kinds of Big Data. However, In the biomedical domain KB's are often highly specialized and cover only on a relative narrow topic within the life sciences, and there is very little interlinkage between the KB's. Thus, in contrast to the general-domain KB's that power Web search and analytics, there is no way of obtaining an integrated view on all aspects of biomedical knowledge. The lack of a one-stop KB that spans biological, medical, and health knowledge hinders the development of advanced search and analytic applications in this field. In contrast, we pursued a holistic approach with KnowLife to construct a comprehensive biomedical KB. KnowLife is a large KB that captures a variety of biomedical knowledge and is automatically extracted from different genres of input sources. Specifically, we overcome these limitations of prior work:

Powering a One-stop Health Portal

To showcase the potential of a holistic knowledge base like KnowLife, we created the KnowLife web portal and demonstrate its usefulness by several use-case scenarios: