Annotation Lexicon (ALex)

Proteome Commons needed a database of experiment meta data corresponding to the experimental raw data stored in the Tranche repository. With the meta data, the experiment can be properly replicated.

ALex enables management of information based on dynamic information hierarchies. This is a Java library that interacts with a MySQL database to provide for the creation of information schema and the input of information based on those schema.

The Annotation Standard Authoring Tool (ASAT) is the web interface that allows for the management of the annotation standard hierarchies and controlled vocabularies. The administrator defines the standards for which users can create annotation sets.

The User Annotation Authoring Tool (UAAT) is a web interface that lets users create and manage their annotation sets. The interface is dynamic, built using the Mini Ajax Library.