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Taverna: A tool for the composition and enactment of bioinformatics workflows

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matthew Pocock, Professor Anil Wipat, Dr Peter Li


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Motivation: In silico experiments in bioinformatics involve the co-ordinated use of computational tools and information repositories. A growing number of these resources are being made available with programmatic access in the form of Web services. Bioinformatics scientists will need to orchestrate these Web services in workflows as part of their analyses. Results: The Taverna project has developed a tool for the composition and enactment of bioinformatics workflows for the life sciences community. The tool includes a workbench application which provides a graphical user interface for the composition of workflows. These workflows are written in a new language called the simple conceptual unified flow language (Scufl), where by each step within a workflow represents one atomic task. Two examples are used to illustrate the ease by which in silico experiments can be represented as Scufl workflows using the workbench application. © Oxford University Press 2004; all rights reserved.

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Author(s): Oinn T, Addis M, Ferris J, Marvin D, Senger M, Greenwood M, Carver T, Glover K, Pocock MR, Wipat A, Li P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Bioinformatics

Year: 2004

Volume: 20

Issue: 17

Pages: 3045-3054

Print publication date: 22/11/2004

ISSN (print): 1367-4803

ISSN (electronic): 1367-4811

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/bth361

PubMed id: 15201187


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