[MOBY-l] DiGIR - An integration project that we missed!
mwilkinson at gene.pbi.nrc.ca
Wed Nov 6 12:33:03 EST 2002
As my PhD supervisor once told me - "Good ideas rarely occur to just one
Here's (yet) another project heading along a similar path:
There seems to be a convergence of thought in the community :-)
My first skimming over the project website suggests that their overall
problem-space is different from ours (though I didn't read it deeply
yet), but we definately have similar goals. My initial impression is
that the DiGIR project is aiming to integrate the various databases
through a semantic mapping approach, generating a
federated-'meta-schema' that can then be queried by SQL-like
XML-formatted requests (...something that we are *totally* lacking in
MOBY at the moment - logical operations in our requests...). The
availability of information in the various databases is stored in a UDDI
I'm probably not describing it adequately, so I hope that we can get
them to describe the project in their own words :-) I believe that
some DiGIR project members have joined the mailing list and are
"lurking"... please say "hi" and tell us more about your project!
So many people in so many projects with so many cool ideas!
"Speed is subsittute fo accurancy."
Dr. Mark Wilkinson, RA Bioinformatics
National Research Council, Plant Biotechnology Institute
110 Gymnasium Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
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