Curation of complex, context-dependent immunological data
1 La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, 3030 Bunker Hill Street, Suite 326, San Diego, California, USA
2 San Diego Supercomputer Center, P.O. Box 85608, San Diego, California, USA
3 Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla California, USA
4 Science Applications International Corporation, 10260 Campus Point Drive, MS-A2F, San Diego, California, USA
BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7:341 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-341Published: 12 July 2006
To identify and extract relevant data from the scientific literature in an efficient and accurate manner, novel processes were developed for manual and semi-automated annotation.
Formalized curation strategies enable the processing of a large volume of context-dependent data, which are now available to the scientific community in an accessible and transparent format. The experiences described herein are applicable to other databases housing complex biological data and requiring a high level of curation expertise.