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Meeting report: The fourth Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) workshop

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This meeting report summarizes the proceedings of the "eGenomics: Cataloguing our Complete Genome Collection IV" workshop held June 6-8, 2007, at the National Institute for Environmental eScience (NIEeS), Cambridge, United Kingdom. This fourth workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) was a mix of short presentations, strategy discussions, and technical sessions. Speakers provided progress reports on the development of the "Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence" (MIGS) specification and the closely integrated "Minimum Information about a Metagenome Sequence" (MIMS) specification. The key outcome of the workshop was consensus on the next version of the MIGS/MIMS specification (v1.2). This drove further definition and restructuring of the MIGS/MIMS XML schema (syntax). With respect to semantics, a term vetting group was established to ensure that terms are properly defined and submitted to the appropriate ontology projects. Perhaps the single most important outcome of the workshop was a proposal to move beyond the concept of "minimum" to create a far richer XML schema that would define a "Genomic Contextual Data Markup Language" (GCDML) suitable for wider semantic integration across databases. GCDML will contain not only curated information (e.g., compliant with MIGS/MIMS), but also be extended to include a variety of data processing and calculations. Further information about the Genomic Standards Consortium and its range of activities can be found at © 2008 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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Author(s): Field D, Glöckner F, Garrity G, Gray T, Sterk P, Cochrane G, Vaughan R, Kolker E, Kottmann R, Kyrpides N, Angiuoli S, Dawyndt P, Guralnick R, Goldstein P, Hall N, Hirschman L, Kravitz S, Lister AL, Markowitz V, Thomson N, Whetzel T

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: The Fourth Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) Workshop

Year of Conference: 2008

Pages: 101-108

ISSN: 1536-2310

Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers


DOI: 10.1089/omi.2008.0014

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ISBN: 15578100