BioCatalogue DILS & Enfin 2009 by Jits

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BioCatalogue DILS & Enfin 2009 by Jits

  1. 1. Jiten Bhagat University of Manchester jits@cs.man.ac.uk DILS 09 - ENFIN Colocated Workshop July 2009 Manchester, UK http://www.biocatalogue.org
  2. 2. Who
  3. 3. Web Services? •  A component that you send some inputs to and get some output •  Over a network •  Different locations •  Chained and combined together •  Platform independent
  4. 4. Why BioCatalogue? Guesstimate 3000+ publicly available Web Services in Life Sciences Where? can I find them? advertise them? What? do they do? can I use them? the cost? the licenses? How? do they work? up to date? Who? provides them? uses them? recommends them?
  5. 5. The BioCatalogue A Public, Curated Catalogue of Life Science Web Services
  6. 6. The BioCatalogue Website DEMO
  7. 7. Demo Summary •  Easy submission, easy discovery and better visibility of services •  Bringing service providers, curators, members, and regular users together •  Rich metadata •  Attribution •  Combining subjective, objective, measurable, social and automated information and metrics
  8. 8. The BioCatalogue... •  Public, curated catalogue of Life Science Web Services •  Allow anyone to register, discover, curate Web Services •  Share with the community, your colleagues or yourself •  Community-sourced annotation, expert oversee •  Open content, open source, open platform   With open REST interfaces (coming soon) •  Web 2.0 site and development
  9. 9. Stakeholders •  Service Providers   Advertise services   Get help with monitoring   Document services •  Users   Find and use services •  Curators   Help by annotating services   Experts oversee and curate, together with community •  Tool Developers   Integrate the BioCatalogue in their tools/applications
  10. 10. Content •  Community contributed   Service providers   You! •  Sourced from partners and registries •  Expert curators •  Chiefly public services
  11. 11. Metadata & Curation •  Metadata from service description docs   Eg: WSDL •  Free text annotations   Descriptions, examples, cost, license, contact details, tags •  Categories •  Controlled vocabularies •  Automated monitoring & testing •  Harvesting from other registries •  Working on developing curation mechanisms   ‘agree’, ‘disagree’, ‘useful’ etc
  12. 12. Curation Model Tags Ratings Controlled vocabs Quantitative Semantic Content Content Searching Statistics Ontologies Free text Usage Statistics Operational Functional Metrics Service Model Capabilities Community Operational Standing Capabilities Usage Usable and Provenance Policy Understandab Useful le Carole Goble
  13. 13. Project •  Started June 2008 •  Public launch July 2009 at ISMB •  Funded by BBSRC •  Three years guaranteed funding   June 08 – May 11 •  Sustainability guarantee by EMBL-EBI
  14. 14. Building on... http://myexperiment.org Web 2.0 environment for sharing workflows and other research assets Crowd sourced content Social curation of scientific assets Socially share, discover and reuse research assets
  15. 15. Development •  Built on Ruby on Rails •  Open source (BSD license)   Source code hosted on RubyForge   Publicly available •  2 core developers   1 @ Manchester, 1@ EBI •  User driven design and development •  Agile and iterative
  16. 16. Architecture
  17. 17. Alternative Interfaces •  iGoogle •  Facebook •  Taverna •  myExperiment •  … and yours?
  18. 18. Next? Instances and versioning Identity management RSS/ATOM Services BioMoby Try it first Ownership DAS account management Users notification Internal messaging Curation tools Level of curation Curation recommendations curators ratings Monitoring test scripts Feedback providers QoS feeds REST API myExperiment Integration Open Search Google gadget Taverna Content More services Policy identification Provider engagement www.biocatalogue.org/
  19. 19. Get Involved •  Join our friend’s list: www.biocatalogue.org/wiki •  Contact us: contact@biocatalogue.org
  20. 20. Credits Eric Nzuobontane Rodrigo Lopez Hamish McWilliams Thomas Laurent David De Roure Katy Wolstencroft Carole Goble Franck Tanoh Jiten Bhagat Steve Pettifer Robert Stevens
  21. 21. Thank You

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