Data model and query languages for biological databases

J. A. Bangham, B. de la Iglesia, G. Buratti, D. Montesi

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The study of biological data, a very stimulating example of multimedia data, has gained much attention over the last few years. This poses serious challenges for computer scientists, which must manage a complex scenario involving several aspects, mainly in the area of database management. In this position paper we analyze the kind of data we have to deal with. We show that a lot of research has been done in various fields, each of which only partially addresses the defined needs. We envision a future unified approach to those issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalMultimedia Communications E-Letter of the IEEE Communications Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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