Title
iMONDRIAN : a visual tool to annotate and query scientific databasesiMONDRIAN : a visual tool to annotate and query scientific databases
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Computer. Automation
Source (journal)
Lecture notes in computer science
Volume/pages
3896(2006), p. 1168-1171
ISSN
0302-9743
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
We demonstrate iMONDRIAN, a component of the MONDRIAN annotation management system. Distinguishing features of MONDRIAN are (i) the ability to annotate sets of values (ii) the annotation-aware query algebra. On top of that, iMONDRIAN offers an intuitive visual interface to annotate and query scientific databases. In this demonstration, we consider Gene Ontology (GO), a publicly available biological database. Using this database we show (i) the creation of annotations through the visual interface (ii) the ability to visually build complex, annotation-aware, queries (iii) the basic functionality for tracking annotation provenance. Our demonstration also provides a cheat window which shows the system internals and how visual queries are translated to annotation-aware algebra queries.