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BrainFrame: a knowledge visualization system for the neurosciences
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Paper Abstract

Neuroscience has benefited from an explosion of new experimental techniques; many have only become feasible in the wake of improvements in computing speed and data storage. At the same time, these new computation-intensive techniques have led to a growing gulf between the data and the knowledge extracted from those data. That is, in the neurosciences there is a paucity of effective knowledge management techniques and an accelerating accumulation of experimental data. The purpose of the project described in the present paper is to create a visualization of the knowledge base of the neurosciences. At run-time, this 'BrainFrame' project accesses several web-based ontologies and generates a semantically zoomable representation of any one of many levels of the human nervous system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7243, Visualization and Data Analysis 2009, 72430F (20 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.812290
Show Author Affiliations
Steven J. Barnes, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Chris D. Shaw, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7243:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2009
Katy Börner; Jinah Park, Editor(s)

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