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OpenFlyData: the way to go for biological data integration

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  • Jun Zhao
  • Alistair Miles
  • Graham Klyne
  • David Shotton
Publication date2009
Host publicationData integration in the life sciences: 6th International Workshop, DILS 2009, Manchester, UK, July 20-22, 2009. Proceedings
EditorsNorman W. Paton, Paolo Missier, Cornelia Hedeler
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783642028793
ISBN (Print)9783642028786
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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 (<ExternalRef> <RefSource> <Literal>http://openflydata.org/</Literal> </RefSource> <RefTarget Address="http://openflydata.org/" TargetType="URL"/> </ExternalRef> ), a simple user-led service providing <em>Drosophila</em> 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.