A Model Browser for Biosimulation

Yngve, Gary and Brinkley, James F and Cook, Daniel L and Shapiro, Linda G (2007) A Model Browser for Biosimulation. In: American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium. pp. 836-840.

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The complexities of biological simulation present difficulties with modeling and experimenting. Simulators process models represented as code, whereas biologists think about abstract models. Our ModelBrowser addresses this difficulty through interactive visualization. Variables and equations appear as a directed graph of nodes and edges, and the user can search and browse this graph by performing queries on metadata associated with the variables and the connectivity of the edges. The browser also supports a hierarchical categorization of the variables, such as by an ontology. We believe that the ModelBrowser will help biologists reason about code in the context of the abstract model, so that they can understand and modify others� code and debug their own.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: amia2007
Subjects: All Projects > Biosimulation
All Projects > Network Visualization
Depositing User: Jim Brinkley
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 23:45
URI: http://sigpubs.si.washington.edu/id/eprint/218

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