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MSc Exit Seminar – Alexander Sullivan (Provart Lab)

August 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

GAIA: An “eEcosystem” of Aggregated Information for Plant Biology



Currently, there is a plethora of scientific data available online through many different tools, databases, repositories, and websites, making it difficult for researchers to find the information for their prospective investigation. When the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) conducted a 2018 bioinformatics survey, they found that researchers have expressed a strong desire to have data centralized. Inspired by this request, the General Agricultural Intelligent Agent (GAIA) was created. Aggregating data for plant biology across many scientific resources, GAIA can create an executive summary that can either summarize a gene or gene product of interest or use Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine reading (MR) to answer an inputted question. Built with modular design philosophy, GAIA is created with simplicity in mind for its code, allowing new developers to easily access, modify, and create new components for its UI and functionality. GAIA is currently available at https://bar.utoronto.ca/gaia.


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Meeting ID: 859 5376 5984

Host: Nicholas Provart (nicholas.provart@utoronto.ca)



August 12, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am
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