LIFE software update to be released August 2013
The LINCS Information FramEwork (LIFE) is being developed as a search knowledge engine for LINCS data. LIFE facilitates searching, exploration, and reporting of LINCS data. LIFE’s architecture and complementary advanced technologies to store and search diverse data facilitates flexibility of data types and formats and also scalability. The LIFE ontology leverages LINCS standards and external ontologies; it is used to annotate LINCS results, participating biomolecules and model systems and enrich LINCS content based on asserted and inferred knowledge (using DL-reasoning). This allows querying and exploration of LINCS data based on a variety of relevant concepts.