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dc.contributor.author Soldatova, Larisa
dc.contributor.author Clare, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Sparkes, Andrew
dc.contributor.author King, Ross Donald
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-08T13:17:19Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-08T13:17:19Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Soldatova , L , Clare , A , Sparkes , A & King , R D 2006 , ' An ontology for a Robot Scientist ' Bioinformatics , vol 22 , no. 14 , pp. 464-471 . , 10.1093/bioinformatics/btl207 en
dc.identifier.issn 1367-4803
dc.identifier.other PURE: 71099
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/268
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/268
dc.identifier.uri http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/22/14/e464?etoc en
dc.description Soldatova, L., Clare, A., Sparkes, A. and King, R. D. (2006) An ontology for a robot scientist. Bioinformatics 2006 22: 464-471 en
dc.description.abstract Motivation: A Robot Scientist is a physically implemented robotic system that can automatically carry out cycles of scientific experimentation. We are commissioning a new Robot Scientist designed to investigate gene function in S. cerevisiae. This Robot Scientist will be capable of initiating >1,000 experiments, and making >200,000 observations a day. Robot Scientists provide a unique test bed for the development of methodologies for the curation and annotation of scientific experiments: because the experiments are conceived and executed automatically by computer, it is possible to completely capture and digitally curate all aspects of the scientific process. This new ability brings with it significant technical challenges. To meet these we apply an ontology driven approach to the representation of all the Robot Scientist’s data and metadata. Results: We demonstrate the utility of developing an ontology for our new Robot Scientist. This ontology is based on a general ontology of experiments. The ontology aids the curation and annotating of the experimental data and metadata, and the equipment metadata, and supports the design of database systems to hold the data and metadata. Availability: EXPO in XML and OWL formats is at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/expo/. All materials about the Robot Scientist project are available at: http://www.aber.ac.uk/compsci/Research/bio/robotsci/. Contact: lss@aber.ac.uk en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Bioinformatics en
dc.title An ontology for a Robot Scientist en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btl207
dc.contributor.institution Department of Computer Science en
dc.contributor.institution Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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