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Advances in big data bio analytics

Angelopoulos, N and Wielemaker, J (2019) Advances in big data bio analytics. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

© 2019 Open Publishing Association. All rights reserved. Delivering effective data analytics is of crucial importance to the interpretation of the multitude of biological datasets currently generated by an ever increasing number of high throughput techniques. Logic programming has much to offer in this area. Here, we detail advances that highlight two of the strengths of logical formalisms in developing data analytic solutions in biological settings: access to large relational databases and building analytical pipelines collecting graph information from multiple sources. We present significant advances on the bio db package which serves biological databases as Prolog facts that can be served either by in-memory loading or via database backends. These advances include modularising the underlying architecture and the incorporation of datasets from a second organism (mouse). In addition, we introduce a number of data analytics tools that operate on these datasets and are bundled in the analysis package: bio analytics. Emphasis in both packages is on ease of installation and use. We highlight the general architecture of our components based approach. An experimental graphical user interface via SWISH for local installation is also available. Finally, we advocate that biological data analytics is a fertile area which can drive further innovation in applied logic programming.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science, EPTCS
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 11:33
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26444

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