Thursday, 25 July 2024, 9:33 PM
Site: SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics E-learning Portal
Course: Identifiers in Bioinformatics (2024_IDIBI)
Glossary: Glossary
D

data

collection of discrete or continuous values that convey information, describing the quantity, quality, fact, statistics, other basic units of meaning, or simply sequences of symbols that may be further interpreted formally (Source: Wikipedia) 


database

a collection of data which is organized and stored electronically. Databases are designed for storing and managing data efficiently. 


dataset

a collection of data, usually for analysis or archiving purposes

I

identifier

a sequence of characters that identifies an entity which can be either a physical or legal entity, a bioinformatics resource or a concept

interoperable

compatible or suitable for exchange and use, be it by humans or machines

O

ontology

a common vocabulary used to share information in a domain. It includes machine-interpretable definitions of basic concepts in the domain and relations among them.

R

regular expression

a pattern used to describe a sequence of characters

T

term

a term describes a specific concept in an ontology of vocabulary

U

URI

A URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) is a string of characters used to identify a resource over a network. URLs are essential to navigating the internet. [Source:TechTarget]

URL

A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a unique identifier used to locate a resource on the Internet. It is also referred to as a web address. A URL is the most common type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). [Source: TechTarget]