Yeah, we know. The very term 'semantic Web' makes your eyes glaze over. Experts discuss the latest advances in data integration, the challenges that still set their teeth on edge — and why you're going to be so grateful for the semantic Web one day.
Genentech developed Unison to reduce the amount of time researchers spent on data preparation prior to bioinformatics analysis. Recognizing that many scientists outside the company are grappling with the same issues, they decided to release the system under the open-source Academic Free License.