BIRN

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We are collaborating with the BIRN project at UCSD to develop tools that utilize ontologies to query across distributed relational databases of images at multiple scales used for the study of Neurological Disease. Our two contributions are Phenote, a user interface that facilitates the expert annotation of biological data (in this case images of mouse brains) using ontologies, and the Open Biomedical Database, which is a database schema and a software package designed to store, access, and present annotations created with ontologies.