BioRegistry: Automatic extraction of metadata for biological database retrieval and discovery
by Marie-Dominique Devignes, Philippe Franiatte, Nizar Messai, Emmanuel Bresso, Amedeo Napoli, Malika Smail-Tabbone
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO), Vol. 5, No. 3, 2010

Abstract: The need for a well-maintained searchable directory is an important issue with regard to the numerous biological databases produced by genomic and post-genomic research. The BioRegistry repository aims to associate content metadata belonging to a biomedical thesaurus with biological databases in view of retrieval or discovery. It is automatically generated from a publicly available list of biological databases. The querying modalities include a search by semantic similarity. The system performance is evaluated in terms of precision and recall on a collection test. A classification method is proposed for browsing and discovering databases through the BioRegistry.

Online publication date: Tue, 06-Jul-2010

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