[MOBY-l] MOBY Use Cases
mwilkinson at gene.pbi.nrc.ca
Fri Nov 1 15:46:18 EST 2002
Hi Lincoln (and others)
I just learned that Carole & colleagues at myGrid are taking quite a
formal approach to their use-cases. They are modelling them after the
"astrogrid" project use case pages. I just browsed the page and it
really is impressive - I think that we might want to take a similar
approach. It also seems like a good idea for "whiteboard" things like
use-cases to use something like Wiki, as they have done.
To see their use-case pages, browse to the bottom of this page:
where the use cases are split into 3 catagories:
(1) Scientific problems the system should solve (e.g. I want all
sequences annotated as serine/threonine kinases in C.elegans),
(2) Use cases of using the system itself (e.g. what kinds of services
should I be able to register with MOBY),
(3) the methods that one might expect to find in the API (e.g. what
kinds of "meta" information can I get from queries to the registry).
Can anyone offer a Wiki host that we can put MOBY use-cases on? We have
a wiki web here, but I am forced to avoid putting anything MOBYesque on
the PBI servers, and I don't think that OpenBio has a Wiki. If anyone
can offer some wiki space for this purpose it would be greatly appreciated!
...actually, it would be nice if all three (I3C, myGrid, MOBY) projects
made their use cases public in a common place so that we can better
compare and contrast the perceptions that each project has of it's
Lincoln Stein wrote:
> We need use cases to discuss. Lots of use cases!
> Fiona, Andrew and myself have started writing use cases. Is there a place on
> MOBY central to post them?
"Speed is subsittute fo accurancy."
Dr. Mark Wilkinson, RA Bioinformatics
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