GeneWebEx: Gene annotation web extraction, aggregation, and updating from web-based biomolecular databanks

Marco Masseroli, Andrea Stella, Natalia Meani, Myriam Alcalay, Francesco Pinciroli

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Abstract

Numerous genomic annotations are currently stored in different web-accessible databanks that scientists need to mine with user-defined queries and in a batch mode to orderly integrate the diverse mined data in suitable user-customizable working environments. Unfortunately, to date, most accessible databanks can be interrogated only for a single gene or protein at a time and generally the data retrieved are available in HTML page format only. We developed GeneWebEx to effectively mine data of interest in different HTML pages of web-based databanks, and organize extracted data for further analyses. GeneWebEx utilizes user-defined templates to identify data to extract, and aggregates and structures them in a database designed to allocate the various extractions from distinct biomolecular databanks. Moreover, a template-based module enables automatic updating of extracted data. Validations performed on GeneWebEx allowed us to efficiently gather relevant annotations from various sources, and comprehensively query them to highlight significant biological characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Fourth IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2004
Pages199-206
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - Fourth IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2004 - Taichung, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: May 19 2004May 21 2004

Other

OtherProceedings - Fourth IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2004
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaichung
Period5/19/045/21/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Masseroli, M., Stella, A., Meani, N., Alcalay, M., & Pinciroli, F. (2004). GeneWebEx: Gene annotation web extraction, aggregation, and updating from web-based biomolecular databanks. In Proceedings - Fourth IEEE Symposium on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2004 (pp. 199-206) https://doi.org/10.1109/BIBE.2004.1317343