[DAS] "DAS/0.5" -- a different way of doing it
Fri, 21 Dec 2001 12:23:59 -0800 (PST)
Lincoln Stein wrote:
> Hi All,
> Over the past couple of days I've been experimenting with a variant of DAS,
> and have implemented it on the GMOD Generic Genome Browser. I'm calling it
> the DAS/0.5 protocol, since it represents a deevolutionary step from DAS/1
> and DAS/2 .
> You can see what I've been working on at
> The user experience is as follows:
> 1) she browses her favorite region of the genome
> 2) she decides to annotate genbank entry AB12345
> 3) she creates a space or tab-delimited text file that looks like this:
> reference = AB12345.1
> Gene "Predicted gene 1" 518-616,661-735,3187-3365 "Zinc-finger domain"
> Gene "Predicted gene 2" 5513-6497,7968-8136,8278-8383 "Unknown"
> Gene "Predicted gene 3" 16626-17396,17451-17597 "7-transmembrane"
Lincoln --- this is *way* cool --- like Wiki for DAS!
> So I'm not proposing this as a replacement for DAS/1->DAS/2 development, but
> rather as an alternative architectural style that addresses the same use
> cases that DAS/1 does, and does it in a much more lightweight fashion.
I love the idea that it is an architectural pattern rather than a strict
spec. (cf Wiki)
I am not sure exactly what information the various tab-delimited fields in
the edit box are conveying (perhaps I am not up to speed on the DAS
ontology). the range field (518-616,661-735 etc) is clear enough but.. the