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TAMBIS is a joint research project between the School
of Biological Sciences and the Information
Management Group, part of Computer
Science in the University of Manchester in the UK.
TAMBIS aims to aid researchers in biological science by providing a
single access point for biological information sources round the world.
The access point will be a single interface (via the World Wide Web) which
acts as a single information source. It will find appropriate sources of
information for user queries and phrase the user questions for each source,
returning the results in a consistent manner which will include details
of the information source.
Further details about TAMBIS can be found at this site. In addition,
two Powerpoint presentations can be downloaded which describe in more detail
why TAMBIS is required, and how
TAMBIS will work.
TAMBIS has been on-line for evaluation since Jan 1999. At this early stage full access is limited. Those interested in being part of the evaluation process should contact the TAMBIS team.
A demonstrational Java applet and video examples are publically accessible. The Tambis system page has more details.
TAMBIS is funded by the BBSRC/EPSRC Bioinformatics programme and Zeneca
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