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Taverna: a tool for building and running workflows of services
Taverna is an application that eases the use and integration of the growing number of molecular biology tools and databases available on the web, especially web services, to perform a range of different analyses, such as sequence analysis and genome annotation. Expand
Investigating Semantic Similarity Measures Across the Gene Ontology: The Relationship Between Sequence and Annotation
This paper investigates the use of ontological annotation to measure the similarities in knowledge content or 'semantic similarity' between entries in a data resource and shows a simple extension that enables a semantic search of the knowledge held within sequence databases. Expand
Taverna: lessons in creating a workflow environment for the life sciences
Life sciences research is based on individuals, often with diverse skills, assembled into research groups. These groups use their specialist expertise to address scientific problems. The in silicoExpand
OilEd: a Reason-able Ontology Editor for the Semantic Web
OilEd is an ontology editor that has an easy to use frame interface, yet at the same time allows users to exploit the full power of an expressive web ontology language (OIL). Expand
The design and realisation of the myExperiment Virtual Research Environment for social sharing of workflows
In this paper we suggest that the full scientific potential of workflows will be achieved through mechanisms for sharing and collaboration, empowering scientists to spread their experimentalExpand
The Manchester OWL Syntax
The Manchester OWL Syntax is derived from the OWL Abstract Syntax, but is less verbose and minimises the use of brackets, which means that it is quick and easy to read and write. Expand
OWL Pizzas: Practical Experience of Teaching OWL-DL: Common Errors & Common Patterns
This paper presents the most common difficulties encountered by newcomers to the language, that have been observed during the course of more than a dozen workshops, tutorials and modules about OWL-DL and it’s predecessor languages. Expand
The minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification
Here, the minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification is introduced with the intent of promoting participation in its development and discussing the resources that will be required to develop improved mechanisms of metadata capture and exchange. Expand
Semantic Similarity Measures as Tools for Exploring the Gene Ontology
Detailed investigation of the properties of these information content based measures are presented, and various properties of GO are examined, which may have implications for its future design. Expand
TAMBIS--Transparent Access to Multiple Bioinformatics Information Sources.
A prototype system has been developed that includes a knowledge base of biological terminology, a model of the underlying data sources (the Source Model) and a 'knowledge-driven' user interface that shields the user from source details, providing a high level of source transparency. Expand