By Uduak Grace Thomas

Despite the complexities associated with semantic technologies, efforts to adopt the approach for drug development are bearing fruit, according to several presentations at last week's Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences in Cambridge, Mass.

In a conversation with BioInform, Ted Slater, head of knowledge management services at Merck and the CSHALS conference chair, described this year's meeting as "the strongest program" in the four years of its existence.

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