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Bio-Logical: an intelligent database for knowledge discovery in functional genomics


A consortium will be formed to develop intelligent database technology for functional genomics using data from S. cerevisiae (bakers yeast) as a model. Existing bioinformatic databases are generally designed only to store data and to make these data available to other biologists. We propose a reasoned but radically different type of database, one of which will have the capacity to aid biologists infer new biological knowledge. Such intelligent databases are needed to transform the flood of functional genomics data into knowledge. The database will store a curated collection of functional genomics data and background knowledge on S. cerevisiae. This database will be used to develop a logical inference tools based on: deduction, abduction, and induction (machine learning). These tools which will aid users to identify interesting new patterns and hypotheses in the data.

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £591,244.00
Start Date: 01/11/2002
End Date: Not specified
Project Status: funded
Funding Agency: BBSRC

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Collaborating Organisations
University of Manchester
University of Oxford
University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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