Having a BLAST: Analyzing gene sequence data with BlastQuest

W. G. Farmerie, J. Hammer, Li Liu, M. Schneider

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Abstract

An essential problem for biologists is the processing and evaluation of BLAST results. We advocate the deployment of database technology and describe a user-driven tool, called BlastQuest. BlastQuest provides interactive, Web-enabled query, analysis, and visualization facilities beyond what is possible by current BLAST interfaces. Specifically, the BLAST results are extracted, structured, and stored persistently in a relational database to support a series of build-in analysis operations that can be used to select, filter, and order data from multiple BLAST results efficiently and without referring to the original results. Users have the option to interact with the BlastQuest through a forms-based interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 14th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages37-41
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0769519938
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2003 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Sep 1 2003Sep 5 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA
Volume2003-January
ISSN (Print)1529-4188

Other

Other14th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2003
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period9/1/039/5/03

Keywords

  • Biology computing
  • Biotechnology
  • DNA
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Filters
  • Information science
  • Project management
  • Relational databases
  • Sequences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Farmerie, W. G., Hammer, J., Liu, L., & Schneider, M. (2003). Having a BLAST: Analyzing gene sequence data with BlastQuest. In Proceedings - 14th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2003 (pp. 37-41). [1231995] (Proceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA; Vol. 2003-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEXA.2003.1231995