Gus Ferguson, Kenneth McLeod, Karen Sutherland, Albert Burger
This report describes the evaluation and analysis of the Goal Generation and Planning System (GGAPS)
and the Argumentation System that are part of the SEALIFE Project (1).
The GGAPS System assists Biologists and Bioinformaticians to plan and execute bioinformatics workflows
online. The system takes bioinformatics resource and determines the available online processes that the
resource can be submitted to. It then suggests possible workflows to achieve goals of interest to the
biologist. The user selects a workflow and the system automatically executes it using the resource selected
by the user and the appropriate online processes.
The Argumentation System assists Biologists and Bioinformaticians in resolving conflicts between online
gene expression databases on whether or not genes are expressed in particular tissues. The Edinburgh
Mouse Atlas Gene Expression (EMAGE) database (2), Gene Expression Database (GXD) (3) and Mouse
Atlas of Gene Expression database (SAGE) (4) are the basis of the use case for the current iteration of the