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Purpose edit

The objective of this bot is to provide WikiData with up-to-date high quality information about genes, diseases, and drugs from authoritative sources. These concepts will form the backbone upon which many biomedical applications of WikiData will be based. Specifically it will make it possible to answer important biomedical questions using the Wikidata query service. We are working to establish a common set of standards for representing the evidence and provenance of this kind of information in wikidata and will be working to apply these standards to all of the work described below. For more information on the Gene Wiki project as a whole, please see WikiProject Gene Wiki.

Sister Bots edit

To better divide the many tasks we are undertaking, our team also runs these bot accounts:

Data Sources edit

ProteinBoxBot edit

Name Data Used NCBI Entrez, Ensembl, Uniprot
Gene Ontology ontology
Disease Ontology ontology
Interpro ontology, protein annotations
Phenocarta GWAS Catalog

SoCalChemBot edit

Name Data Used
Guide to Pharmacology

MicrobeBot edit

Bot tasks and state edit

Bots use a python module for reading and writing to Wikidata called WikidataIntegrator. The open source bot code is divided into a collection of tasks. The initial tasks are concerned with establishing sets of entities corresponding to the three main classes (genes, diseases, drugs) and creating a stable cycle of updates. The next level of tasks focuses on establishing relationships between these entities. All bot edits are based on content from trusted, manually curated scientific resources. For additional information about each bot task, follow the links in the status table below.

Bot task Discussion started Coding and testing Production ready Is approved Has been run
Gene and protein items x x x x x
Gene Ontology x x x x x
Disease items x x x x x
Drug items x x x x x
Gene-drug links x x x x x
Gene-disease links x x x x x
Drug-disease links x x x x x
Microbial gene and protein items x x x x x
Protein Families x
GO Protein Annotations x

Bot Status edit

The results of scheduled bot runs are automatically added to User:ProteinBoxBot/Bot_Status. This table is automatically updated by Jenkins after each bot run. Reports of each run are generated and linked under the "Log Report" column.

Legalities edit

A lot of the work done by this bot involves the import, synchronization, and maintenance of information brought in from other sources. Where those sources are not entirely in the public domain, specific agreements need to be reached about which content can be brought into wikidata and hence rendered CC0. We will track these agreements on the legal subpage.

Task permission requests edit

Discussions edit

Workshops edit

Date/Time Venue Title Location
2020-10-29/TBA Biocuration online workshop Gene Wiki: how to synchronize and curate primary sources with and in Wikidata online (Zoom, link TBA)
2020-10-28/TBA 2020 Wikicite Virtual Conference Gene Wiki: using Wikicite in Wikidata as a portal to evidence and structured annotations of the scientific literature.

Sprints edit

Archived sprints edit

Bot development cycle edit

  1. an initial manual modeling of 1 or 2 example entries.
  2. Then develop the bot on 10 entries.
  3. Do a test run on 100 entries
  4. wait for the possible constraint violations to surface.
  5. perform a full run

Useful Links edit