CSO validator: improving manual curation workflow for biological pathways

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Abstract

Summary: Manual curation and validation of large-scale biological pathways are required to obtain high-quality pathway databases. In a typical curation process, model validation and model update based on appropriate feedback are repeated and requires considerable cooperation of scientists. We have developed a CSO (Cell System Ontology) validator to reduce the repetition and time during the curation process. This tool assists in quickly obtaining agreement among curators and domain experts and in providing a consistent and accurate pathway database.

Availability: The tool is available on http://csovalidator.csml.org.

Contact:masao@hgc.jp

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