Rapid advances in DNA sequencing are transforming biosciences into a highly data-intensive discipline. Vast quantities of bioinformatics data are stored in complex databases which are built on powerful technologies, but also demand a great deal of background information technology expertise when it comes to retrieval. New search technologies are needed to efficiently analyse dozens of bioinformatics databases.
The present project is developing novel Google-like search options that allow researchers to query databases intuitively and concentrate on scientific questions.
BioSODA makes running queries in huge quantities of bioinformatics data an easier task. The program also makes search suggestions in order to display information that has not been expressly sought. We aim to achieve easier access to knowledge and thus gain faster insights into perhaps still unknown biological correlations.