Query Languages for the Life Sciences
Biological data retrieval, integration, and transformation; Biological query Languages; Scientific query Languages
A scientific query language is a query language that expresses the data retrieval, analysis, and transformation tasks involved in the dataflow pertaining to a scientific protocol (or equivalently workflow, dataflow, pipeline). Scientific query languages typically extend traditional database query languages and offer a variety of operators expressing scientific tasks such as ranking, clustering, and comparing in addition to operators specific to a category of scientific objects (e.g., biological sequences).
A scientific query may involve data retrieval tasks from multiple heterogeneous resources and perform a variety of analysis, transformation, and publication tasks. Existing approaches used by scientists include hard coded scripts, data warehouses, link-based federations, database mediation systems, and workflow systems. Hard...
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