BioMOBY Workgroup

Understanding BioMOBY project

Presentation by Mark Wilkinson and others

  • to make every web service providers understand what does the BioMOBY is
  • current status of the BioMOBY project and how the sites integrated by BioMOBY works
  • current status of the  semantic MOBY and its practical usages or goals

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Discussion Items

  • What is the best solution for integration of the web services?
    • Why BioMOBY uses the original XML format (BioMOBY triple) instead of SOAP's complexType?
      • If only XML is exchanged among services, there is no need for SOAP. Should we start BioREST?
    • Is there no redundancy in the current ontology of the BioMOBY objects and its inheritance?
    • How to integrate arising new data structures such as pathways, metabolomics, and proteomics?
    • Is there any performance bottleneck in the current system of the BioMOBY?
  • What kind of efforts have been made to popularize BioMOBY
    • Why all web services are not compatible with BioMOBY yet?
    • What is the strength of BioMOBY compared with non-BioMOBY web services?
    • What kind of improvements can be made from now?
    • Which languages can be used to create BioMOBY clients (only Perl and Java for now?)
      • MOBYRubyClient
      • Is there a need for refinemet of the current ontologies for data types and methods?
      • Is it possible to implement BioMOBY client library in every Open Bio* projects?
      • Is it a best way to utilize BioMOBY to integrate NCBI, EBI, KEGG, DDBJ etc. (or is it reasonable to create a proxy server which converts these services compatible with BioMOBY)?
  • What kind of alternative approach have been made?