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Chisham, Brandon ; Pontelli, Enrico ; Son, Tran Cao ; Wright, Ben

CDAOStore: A Phylogenetic Repository Using Logic Programming and Web Services

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The CDAOStore is a portal aimed at facilitating the storage and retrieval of data and metadata associated to studies in the field of evolutionary biology and phylogenetic analysis. The novelty of CDAOStore lies in the use of a semantic-based approach to the storage and querying of data. This enables CDAOStore to overcome the data format restrictions and complexities of other repositories (e.g., TreeBase) and to provide a domain-specific query interface, derived from studies of querying requirements for phylogenetic databases.
CDAOStore represents the first full implementation of the EvoIO stack, an inter-operation stack composed of a formal ontology (the Comparative Data Analysis Ontology), an XML exchange format (NeXML), and a web services API (PhyloWS). CDAOStore has been implemented on top of an RDF triple store, using a combination of standard web technologies and logic programming technology. In particular, we employed Prolog to support some of the format transformation tasks and, more importantly, in the implementation of several of the domain-specific queries, whose structure is beyond the reach of standard RDF query languages (e.g., SPARQL). CDAOStore is operational and it already hosts over 90 million RDF triples, imported from TreeBase or submitted by other domain scientists.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Brandon Chisham and Enrico Pontelli and Tran  Cao  Son and Ben Wright},
  title =	{{CDAOStore: A Phylogenetic Repository Using Logic Programming and Web Services}},
  booktitle =	{Technical Communications of the 27th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'11) },
  pages =	{209--219},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-31-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2011},
  volume =	{11},
  editor =	{John P. Gallagher and Michael Gelfond},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-31635},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICLP.2011.209},
  annote =	{Keywords: Bioinformatics, Phylogenetic Analysis, Prolog, Ontologies}

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Phylogenetic Analysis, Prolog, Ontologies
Collection: Technical Communications of the 27th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'11)
Issue Date: 2011
Date of publication: 27.06.2011

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