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The iPlant Collaborative (iPlant) is a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project that aims to create an innovative, comprehensive, and foundational cyberinfrastructure in support of plant biology research (PSCIC, 2006). iPlant is developing cyberinfrastructure that uniquely enables scientists throughout the diverse fields that comprise(More)
The digitization of biodiversity data is leading to the widespread application of taxon names that are superfluous, ambiguous or incorrect, resulting in mismatched records and inflated species numbers. The ultimate consequences of misspelled names and bad taxonomy are erroneous scientific conclusions and faulty policy decisions. The lack of tools for(More)
Twenty-first century life sciences have transformed into data-enabled (also called data-intensive, data-driven, or big data) sciences. They principally depend on data-, computation-, and instrumentation-intensive approaches to seek comprehensive understanding of complex biological processes and systems (e.g., ecosystems, complex diseases , environmental,(More)
The opinions expressed in the abstracts are those of the authors and are not to be construed as the opinion of the publisher (Multimed Inc.), the organizers of the Third International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, or the Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Although the publisher (Multimed Inc.) has made every effort to(More)
Due to the natures of legacy astronomical imaging meta data acquisition and storage technologies and techniques at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the challenge of methodically improving the quality of such information has been insurmountable until now. The diversity of the sources and lack of cohesive effort along with technologies that enable(More)
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