International Workshop on Data Integration in the Life Sciences

DILS 2009: Data Integration in the Life Sciences pp 47-54

OpenFlyData: The Way to Go for Biological Data Integration

  • Jun Zhao
  • Alistair Miles
  • Graham Klyne
  • David Shotton
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02879-3_5

Volume 5647 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Zhao J., Miles A., Klyne G., Shotton D. (2009) OpenFlyData: The Way to Go for Biological Data Integration. In: Paton N.W., Missier P., Hedeler C. (eds) Data Integration in the Life Sciences. DILS 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5647. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Although many applications have attempted to provide integrative access to distributed datasets, domain scientists largely continue to harvest research data in a conventional way, by consulting each resource independently, because such applications do not fully meet users’ needs. This paper describes OpenFlyData (http://openflydata.org/), a simple user-led service providing Drosophila researchers with integrated access to distributed information. This is an exemplar lightweight solution to the problems of data integration, in which accurate and explicit data modelling enables high precision information retrieval.

Keywords

data integration user-led life science semantic web 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Zhao
    • 1
  • Alistair Miles
    • 1
  • Graham Klyne
    • 1
  • David Shotton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK