Manuscripts and academentia aside, we want to make E.D. better. To do so, we're planning to take advantage of the FreeBase type-ahead box pictured here.
I've been thinking about some sort of integration with FreeBase since I saw Jamie Taylor's "Stone Soup" presentation at WWW2007 and now the time seems to be ripe. "We" now includes Francois Belleau of bio2rdf fame. Francois is working on integrating bio2rdf with FreeBase and thus taking advantage of, among other things, their extremely fast graph query engine. By embedding the source vocabs (e.g.MeSH, GO..) in FreeBase, we will be able to use their (also extremely fast) type-ahead. This should eliminate the slowness and the memory problems we've had in the current implementation as well as providing a nice way to access ~way more terms. With Francois' work to map back and forth between freebase and RDF, I think this will end up being a much more killer application than v1.0.