Applying agents to bioinformatics in GeneWeaver THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION AGENTS IN CYBERSPACE
UNSPECIFIED (2000) Applying agents to bioinformatics in GeneWeaver THE FUTURE OF INFORMATION AGENTS IN CYBERSPACE. In: 4th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2000), BOSTON, MA, JUL 07-09, 2000. Published in: COOPERATIVE INFORMATION AGENTS IV, 1860 pp. 60-71.Full text not available from this repository.
Recent years have seen dramatic and sustained growth in the amount of genomic data being generated, including in late 1999 the first complete sequence of a human chromosome. The challenge now faced by biological scientists is to make sense of this vast amount of accumulated and accumulating data. Fortunately, numerous databases are provided as resources containing relevant data, and there are similarly many available programs that analyse this data and attempt to understand it. However, the key problem in analysing this genomic data is how to integrate the software and primary databases in a flexible and robust way. The wide range of available programs conform to very different input, output and processing requirements, typically with little consideration given to issues of integration, and in many cases with only token efforts made in the. direction of usability. In this paper, we introduce the problem domain and describe GeneWeaver, a multi-agent system for genome analysis. We explain the suitability of the, information agent paradigm to the problem domain, focus on the problem of incorporating different existing analysis tools, and describe progress to date.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Series Name:||LECTURE NOTES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE|
|Journal or Publication Title:||COOPERATIVE INFORMATION AGENTS IV|
|Editor:||Klusch, M and Kerschberg, L|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 60-71|
|Title of Event:||4th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents (CIA 2000)|
|Location of Event:||BOSTON, MA|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUL 07-09, 2000|
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