AFAIK: Biomoby is a web service , ontology-based (?), for bioinformatics where a central repository which contains the adresses of web services for computational biology. Taverna is a kind of visual pipeline performing some complex bioinformatics tasks.
A few monthes ago, Egon introduced me Taverna and now the latest issue of BMC Bioinformatics contains a paper titled "Seahawk: moving beyond HTML in Web-based bioinformatics analysis": the paper contains many references to the BioMoby project and to Taverna. Seahawk is a Java applet that allows a naïve user to:
- Load text, HTML, Rich Text, or MOBY XML files from their local disk or a Web site
- Select all or part of the data displayed (by highlighting or using hyperlinks)
- Discover then execute services for the selected data
BioMoby is indeed something I need to learn: is there anybody in the region of the Evry Genopole, or the UVSQ who could introduce me those technologies ? Thanks a lot.