The Centralized Model Organism Database

This guest post was written by Adriel Carolino, a summer intern who has been spearheading this project to create a Centralized Model Organism Database (CMOD). The recent explosion of metagenomic sequencing has resulted in an immense expanse of microbial genetic information.  Current metagenomic analyses typically revolve around a taxonomic survey — describing what microbial species are...
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Mining the Gene Wiki

Our article about mining ontology-based gene annotations from the text of the Gene Wiki just came out at BMC Genomics.  Yay!In the article, we discuss the results of what I think might be the simplest text-mining strategy that could possibly work.  Based on the premise that each Gene Wiki article is fundamentally about one particular gene, we make the simplifying assumption that all of the...
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