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c-Mantic: A Cytoscape plugin for Semantic Web


SHAH, I. A. AND D. APOSTAL. c-Mantic: A Cytoscape plugin for Semantic Web. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2011.


We developed c-Mantic as a Cytoscape plugin to interact with Web Ontology Language (OWL) knowledgebases. Users can create and search OWL knowledgebases using the Simple Protocol and RDF Query Language (SPARQL) and display results graphically as custom Cytoscape networks. Here we demonstrate some of the features of c-Mantic by visualizing REACTOME pathways in BioPAX Level 3 format.


Semantic Web tools can streamline the process of storing, analyzing and sharing biological information. Visualization is important for communicating such complex biological relationships. Here we use the flexibility and speed of the Cytoscape platform to interactively visualize semantic networks.

Record Details:

Product Published Date: 12/31/2011
Record Last Revised: 08/29/2013
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 241248