Integrating biological research through web services

Hong Tina Gao, Jane Huffman Hayes, Henry Cai

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At present, compatibility problems prevent researchers from cooperating in using bioinformatics to solve important biologival problems. Web services might be a way to solve this integration problem. Web technolo gy provides a higher layer of abstraction that hides implementation details from applications so that each organization can concentrate on its own competence and still leverage the services other research groups provide. To test the potential of a Web services soluti on, the authors implemented a microarray data mining system that uses Web services in drug discovery - A research process that attempts to identify new avenues for developing therapeutic drugs. Although their implementation focuses on a problem within the life sciences, they strongly believe that Web services could be a boon to any research field that requires analyzing and mining large volumes of data.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationComputer
StatePublished - Mar 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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