Biological Data Integration

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Biological Data Integration

Any thoughts on data integration (i.e. semantic web, data standardization with XML, data warehousing, database federation, etc) for biological data? This is still a huge problem and only getting larger.

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POLL: What DBMS are you

POLL: What DBMS are you using for data management? Mysql, oracle, Microsoft ????

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joaquin939 wrote:POLL: What

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POLL: What DBMS are you using for data management? Mysql, oracle, Microsoft ????

Ontologies are commonly used in artificial intelligence and knowledge representation (Expert System). Computer programs can use an ontology for a variety of purposes including inductive reasoning, classification, a variety of problem solving techniques, as well as to facilitate communication and sharing of information between different systems.

Ontologies are a major piece of the Semantic Web framework. The ontology's ability to both classify data, and store reasoning rules about the data allows a computer (in this situation refered to as a user agent) to infer new knowledge from the knowledge stored.

Upper Ontologies have uses such as allowing the a computer to infer information from a larger domain of knowledge from usual.

We are using Oracle

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joaquin939 wrote:Any thoughts

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Any thoughts on data integration (i.e. semantic web, data standardization with XML, data warehousing, database federation, etc) for biological data? This is still a huge problem and only getting larger.

Hi, a recent paper suggests that most of the technology needed by bioinformatics is ready and waiting - in the form of the W3C Semantic Web initiative. See attached pre-publication draft. and link to official reference here 'The Life Sciences Semantic Web is full of Creeps!"