[Bioc-devel] biocViews preprocessing term

Florian Hahne fhahne at fhcrc.org
Tue Sep 2 20:09:53 CEST 2008

Hi Vince,
the cellHTS and cellHTS2 package provide (mostly) preprocessing 
functionality for cell-based assays, and assigning the biocViews term 
"Preprocessing" seems to be reasonable. However, in the ontology this is 
defined as "Microarray -> Preprocessing;", and that's not really what we 
want. Shouldn't there be a general "Preprocessing" term independent of 
micro arrays. I guess this will also become interesting for many of the 
other emerging new technologies like deep sequencing. With the current 
design, it seems this is not possible, since terms have to be 
unambiguous. Is there any reasonable way of dealing with this problem 
other than adding a new term like "General Preprocessing"? And wouldn't 
it be useful to allow for terms like "Technology -> FlowCytometry 


Florian Hahne, PhD
Computational Biology Program
Division of Public Health Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N, M2-B876
PO Box 19024
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
fhahne at fhcrc.org

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