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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Big Data: The Future of Biocuration

item Howe, Doug
item Costanzo, Maria
item Fey, Petra
item Gojobori, Takashi
item Hannick, Linda
item Hide, Winston
item Hill, David
item Kania, Renate
item Schaeffer, Mary
item St. Pierre, Susan
item Twigger, Simon
item White, Owen
item Rhee, Seung

Submitted to: Nature
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2008
Publication Date: 9/4/2008
Citation: Howe, D., Costanzo, M., Fey, P., Gojobori, T., Hannick, L., Hide, W., Hill, D.P., Kania, R., Schaeffer, M.L., St. Pierre, S., Twigger, S., White, O., Rhee, S.Y. 2008. Big Data: The Future of Biocuration. Nature. 455(7209):47-50.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This report is a white paper that describes the roles of biocurators in linking biologists to their data. Roles include: to extract knowledge from published papers; to connect information from different sources in a coherent and comprehensible way; to inspect and correct automatically predicted gene structures and protein sequence to provide high-quality proteomes; to develop and manage structured controlled vocabularies that are crucial for data relations and the logical retrieval of large data sets; to integrate knowledge bases to represent complex systems such as metabolic pathways and protein-interaction networks; to correct inconsistencies and errors in data representation; to help data users to render their research more productive in a timely manner; to steer the design of web-based resources; and to interact with researchers to facilitate direct data submissions to databases.

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