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dc.contributor.advisorMurrell, Hugh Crozier.
dc.contributor.advisorJacobson, Daniel.
dc.contributor.advisorGarcia-Castro, Alexander.
dc.creatorO'Neill, Kieran.
dc.date.created2007
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/539
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Comp.Sc.)-Universty of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, 2007.
dc.description.abstractThe domain of molecular biology is complex and vast. Bio-ontologies and information visualisation have arisen in recent years as means to assist biologists in making sense of this information. Ontologies can enable the construction of conceptual queries, but existing systems to do this are too technical for most biologists. OntoDas, the software developed as part of this thesis work, demonstrates how the application of techniques from information visualisation and human computer interaction can result in software which enables biologists to construct conceptual queries.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectComputer software--Development.en_US
dc.subjectOntology.en_US
dc.subjectExpert systems (Computer science)en_US
dc.subjectMolecular biology.en_US
dc.subjectKnowledge representation (Information theory)en_US
dc.subjectConceptual structures (Information theory)en_US
dc.subjectDatabase design.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Computer science.
dc.titleRelieving the cognitive load of constructing molecular biological ontology based queries by means of visual aids.
dc.typeThesisen_US


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