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Re: 'Gene WIki' announced

From: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 14:26:56 -0400
To: Bryan Bishop <kanzure@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-id: <48B83F70.2060204@yale.edu>

Bryan Bishop wrote:
> On Tuesday 19 August 2008, Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu> wrote:
>   
>> I'm exploring the idea of creating "Wiki Neuron" based on my past
>> activities in the HCLSIG. I've recently added a description of this
>> idea called "Visual Web Meets Semantic Web" to the list of HCSLIG
>> project ideas (http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG/Project_Ideas/).
>> Neurons are the one of the fundamental life science entities that
>> neuroscientists are studying. Diverse types of
>> information/experimental data (e.g., physiological measurements,
>> computational models, images, etc) have been collected on neurons
>> (for both human and model organisms). Such neuronal information can
>> be mashed up with other types of data (e.g., genes, SNPs, proteins,
>> pathways, diseases, chemical drugs, etc). Therefore it would be
>> meaningful and important to link Wiki Neuron to other bio-Wikis. Yes,
>> URI's are key to establishing such links.
>>     
>
> Hey, I'd be willing to help out with that sort of project. I've done my 
> fair share of wiki work and neuron stuff. Also, there's a group out at 
> http://neuralensemble.org/ doing a repository of neural software, so 
> it's missing the informatics approach that you're proposing, and 
> perhaps a joint project wouldn't be a terrible idea. This could be done 
> by providing datasets/informatics on which the scripts (doing various 
> algorithms from the literature etc.) could work with.
>
> - Bryan
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>   
Hi Bryan,

Thanks for expressing your interest in the project. Wiki neuron is a 
specific project that can fit into a broader bio/neuro wiki framework. 
The computational aspect you mentioned sounds complementary to the wiki 
neuron proposal and it can also fit under the umbrella of bio/neuro 
wiki. Perhaps, workflow can also play a role in this computational 
aspect, as multiple tools are often needed to analyze neuroscience data. 
How to link the wiki knowledge base system to the workflow system may 
also be interesting.

If people are interested, we can discuss how to pursue/develop this 
bio/neuro wiki framework (including URI) as part of the biordf task.

Best,

-Kei
Received on Friday, 29 August 2008 18:27:41 GMT

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