Key biology databases go wiki

@article{Giles2007KeyBD,
  title={Key biology databases go wiki},
  author={J. Giles},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={445},
  pages={691-691}
}
would be ambitious enough for most people: to meld some of the most important biomedical databases into a single information resource. But that’s just the beginning. Mons, a bioinformatician at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, also wants to apply the Wikipedia philosophy. He’s inviting the whole research community to help update a vast store of interlinked data. If he and his colleagues can pull it off — and even the project’s advocates are not sure they can — they… Expand
Other riffs on cooperation are already showing how well a wiki could work
TLDR
This work assessed the coverage and specificity of GeneRIF and compared them to OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man), a traditional source of gene-disease information and found thatGeneRIF already covers more than twice the number of diseases per gene and includes many more newly discovered mappings. Expand
Building a biomedical semantic network in Wikipedia with Semantic Wiki Links
TLDR
A straightforward method is introduced that allows Wikipedia editors to embed computable semantic relations directly in the context of current Wikipedia articles and two novel applications enabled by the presence of these new relationships are demonstrated. Expand
Community annotation in biology
TLDR
Based on a survey of 50 biologists, community annotation projects should devote resources to direct solicitation for input and streamlining of the processes or interfaces used to collect this input. Expand
Manual curation is not sufficient for annotation of genomic databases
TLDR
Well-understood patterns of change in the found/fixed graph are found to occur in two large publicly available knowledge bases, suggesting that the current manual curation processes will take far too long to complete the annotations of even just the most important model organisms, and that at their current rate of production, they will never be sufficient for completing the annotation of all currently available proteomes. Expand
Ontology Checking and Integration of Crude-Drug and Kampo Information
TLDR
An extension to MediaWiki, the most popular wiki-based platform, is presented, which realizes implementation of word checks and data integration at the user-level, with this functionality, any user can create integrated databases with controlled vocabularies inside wiki. Expand
Wiki-Genome: A model-driven genome data management environment
  • Martinez Ferrandis, Ana Maria
  • Computer Science
  • 2012 Sixth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS)
  • 2012
TLDR
The Wiki-Genome project is to offer a holistic approach to the field of genomics that ends with the genomic data chaos, offering a genomic information management system, for the exploitation and introduction of data, guided by models. Expand
Pathway databases and tools for their exploitation: benefits, current limitations and challenges
In past years, comprehensive representations of cell signalling pathways have been developed by manual curation from literature, which requires huge effort and would benefit from information storedExpand
BOWiki: an ontology-based wiki for annotation of data and integration of knowledge in biology
TLDR
The BOWiki is a web-based system that includes a biological core ontology that provides background knowledge about biological types and relations and provides a platform for research communities to integrate information and annotate data collaboratively. Expand
Inside the sequence universe : the amazing life of data and the people who look after them
This thesis provides an ethnographic exploration of two large nucleotide sequence databases, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory Bank, UK and GenBank, US. It describes and analyses theirExpand
Management of information in distributed biomedical collaboratories.
  • D. Keator
  • Medicine
  • Methods in molecular biology
  • 2009
TLDR
The chapter introduces some existing databases, distributed file systems, and interchange languages used within the biomedical research and clinical communities for scientific data management and exchange. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...