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Exploring the Future of Bioinformatics Data Sharing and Mining With Pygr and Worldbase

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

One of the most important challenges in bioinformatics is a pure Computer Science problem: making it easy for different research groups to access, mine and integrate each other's datasets, in ways that go beyond simple web browsing. The problems of bioinformatics data sharing have grown enormously as the scale and complexity of datasets have increased. Even expert bioinformaticians often find it difficult to work with datasets from outside their specialization; non-expert users often find it impossible.