Selecting Biological Data Sources and Tools with XPR, a Path Language for RDF

Sarah Cohen-Boulakia 1, * Christine Froidevaux 1 Emmanuel Pietriga 2
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2 IN-SITU - Situated interaction
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623
Abstract : As the number, richness and diversity of biological sources grow, scientists are in- creasingly confronted with the problem of selecting appropriate sources and tools. To address this problem, we have designed BioGuide , a user-centric framework that helps scientists choose sources and tools according to their preferences and strategy, by specifying queries through a user-friendly visual interface. In this paper, we provide a complete RDF representation of BioGuide and introduce XPR (eXtensible Path language for RDF), an extension of FSL that is expressive enough to model all BioGuide queries. BioGuide queries modeled as XPR expres- sions can then be saved, compared, evaluated and exchanged through the Web between users and applications.
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Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Christine Froidevaux, Emmanuel Pietriga. Selecting Biological Data Sources and Tools with XPR, a Path Language for RDF. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, Jan 2006, Maui, USA, United States. pp.116-127, 2006, <http://helix-web.stanford.edu/psb06/cohen-boulakia.pdf>. <inria-00125468>

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