iMONDRIAN: A Visual Tool to Annotate and Query Scientific Databases

  • Floris Geerts
  • Anastasios Kementsietsidis
  • Diego Milano
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3896)


We demonstrate iMONDRIAN, a component of the MONDRIAN annotation management system. Distinguishing features of MONDRIAN are (i) the ability to annotate sets of values (ii) the annotation-aware query algebra. On top of that, iMONDRIAN offers an intuitive visual interface to annotate and query scientific databases.

In this demonstration, we consider Gene Ontology (GO), a publicly available biological database. Using this database we show (i) the creation of annotations through the visual interface (ii) the ability to visually build complex, annotation-aware, queries (iii) the basic functionality for tracking annotation provenance. Our demonstration also provides a cheat window which shows the system internals and how visual queries are translated to annotation-aware algebra queries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Floris Geerts
    • 1
    • 3
  • Anastasios Kementsietsidis
    • 1
  • Diego Milano
    • 2
  1. 1.School of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Universitá di Roma “La Sapienza”Italy
  3. 3.Hasselt UniversityBelgium

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