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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_2019|2019 Meetings]]
 
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_2019|2019 Meetings]]
  
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_2020|2020 Meetings]]
  
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= 2021 Meetings =
  
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_January_2021|January]]
  
= 2020 Meetings =
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_February_2021|February]]
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_January_2020|January]]
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[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_March_2021|March]]
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_February_2020|February]]
 
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_March_2020|March]]
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== April 1, 2021 ==
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_April_2020|April]]
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=== Antibodies ===
 +
* Alignment of the antibody class to Alliance:
 +
** Propose to move possible_pseudonym (192) and Other_animal (37) to remarks. Those tags are not currently used for curation.
 +
*** Other animal is sometimes used for older annotations, e.g. authors say that the antibodies were raised both  in rats and rabbits. Standard practice would create 2 records, one for the rat antibody and one for the rabbit.
 +
*** Possible pseudonym was used when  a curator was not able to unambiguously assign a previous antibody to a record. (we have a Other name -synonym- tag to capture unambiguous ones). When moving to remarks we can keep a controlled vocabulary for easy future parsing, e.g. “possible_pseudonym:”
 +
** Antigen field: currently separated into Protein, peptide, and other_antigen (e.g.: homogenate of early C.elegans embryos, sperm). Propose to use just one antigen field to capture antigen info.
  
[[WormBase-Caltech_Weekly_Calls_May_2020|May]]
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All changes proposed above were approved by the group
  
 +
=== textpress-dev clean up ===
 +
* Michael has asked curators to assess what they have on textpresso-dev as it will not be around forever :-(
 +
* is it okay to transfer data and files we want to keep to tazendra? and then to our own individual machines?
 +
* Direct access may be possible via Caltech VPN
 +
* Do we want to move content to AWS? May be complicated; it is still easy and cheap to maintain local file systems/machines
  
== June 4, 2020 ==
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=== Braun servers ===
 +
* 3 servers stored in Braun server room; is there a new contact person for accessing these servers?
 +
* Mike Miranda replacement just getting settled; Paul will find out who is managing the server room and let Raymond know
  
=== Citace (tentative) upload ===
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=== Citace upload ===
* CIT curators upload to citace on Tuesday, July 7th, 10am Pacific
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* Next Friday, April 9th, by end of the day
* Citace upload to Hinxton on Friday, July 10th
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* Wen will contact Paul Davis for the frozen WS280 models file
  
=== Caltech reopening ===
 
* Paul looking to get plan approved
 
* People that want to come to campus need to watch training video
 
* Masks available in Paul's lab
 
* Can have maximum of 3 people in WormBase rooms at a time; probably best to only allow one person per WB room
 
** Could possibly have 2 people in big room (Church 64) as long as they stay at least 10 feet apart
 
* Need to coordinate, maybe make a Google calendar to do so (also Slack)
 
* Before and after you go to campus, you need to take your temperature and assess your symptoms (if any) and submit info on form
 
* Also, need to submit who you were in contact with for contact tracing
 
* Form is used all week, and hold on to it until asked to be submitted
 
* If someone goes in to the office, they could print several forms for people to pick up in WB offices
 
  
=== Nameserver ===
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== April 8, 2021 ==
* Nameserver was down
 
* CIT curators would still like to have a single form to interact with
 
* Is it possible to create objects at Caltech and let a cronjob assign IDs via the nameserver? May not be a good idea
 
* Still putting genotype and all info for a strain in the reason/why field in the nameserver
 
* We plan to eventually connect strains to genotypes, but need model changes and curation effort to sort out
 
* Hinxton is pulling in CGC strains, how often?
 
* Caltech could possibly get a block of IDs
 
  
=== Alliance SimpleMine ===
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=== Braun server outage ===
* Any updates? 3.1 feature freeze is tomorrow
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* Raymond fixed; now Spica, wobr and wobr2 are back up
* Pending on PI decision; Paul S. will bring it up tomorrow on the Alliance PI call
 
  
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=== Textpresso API ===
 +
* Was down yesterday affecting WormiCloud; Michael has fixed
 +
* Valerio will learn how to manage the API for the future
  
== June 11, 2020 ==
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=== Grant opportunities ===
 +
* Possibilities to apply for supplements
 +
* May 15th deadline
 +
* Druggable genome project
 +
** Pharos: https://pharos.nih.gov/
 +
** could we contribute?
 +
* Visualization, tools, etc.
 +
* Automated person descriptions?
 +
* Automated descriptions for proteins, ion channels, druggable targets, etc.?
  
=== Name Service ===
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=== New WS280 ONTOLOGY FTP directory ===
* Testing site now up; linked to Mangolassi
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* Changes requested here: https://github.com/WormBase/website/issues/7900
* CGI from Juancarlos not accepting all characters, including double quotes like "
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* Here's the FTP URL: ftp://ftp.wormbase.org/pub/wormbase/releases/WS280/ONTOLOGY/
* Example submission that fails via CGI
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* Known issues (Chris will report):
WBPaper000XXXX; genotype: blah::' " ` / < > [ ] { } ? , . ( ) * ^ & % $ # @ ! \ | &alpha; &beta; Ω ≈ µ ≤ ≥ ÷ æ … ˚ ∆ ∂ ß œ ∑ † ¥ ¨ ü i î ø π “  ‘ « • – ≠ Å ´ ∏ » ± — ‚ °
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** Ontology files are provided as ".gaf" in addition to ".obo"; we need to remove the ".gaf" OBO files
* Juancarlos will look into and try to fix
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** Some files are duplicated and/or have inappropriate file extensions
  
=== Alliance Literature group ===
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=== Odd characters in Postgres ===
* Textpresso vs. OntoMate vs. PubMed
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* Daniela and Juancarlos discovered some errors with respect to special characters pasted into the OA
* Still some confusion about what the different tasks can be performed in each tool
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* Daniela would like to automatically pull in micropublication text (e.g. figure captions) into Postgres
* Working on collecting different use cases on spreadsheet
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* We would need an automated way to convert special characters, like degree symbols ° into html unicode \&deg\;
* Sentence-based search is big strength of Textpresso
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* Juancarlos and Valerio will look into possibly switching from a Perl module to a Python module to handle special characters
* At latest meeting performed some large searches for OntoMate and Textpresso
 
* Literature acquisition: still needs work
 
** Using SVM vs. Textpresso search to find relevant papers
 
** Species based SVM? Currently use string matching to derive different corpora
 
** Finding genes and determining which species those genes belong to?
 
  
=== Alliance priorities? ===
 
* Transcription regulatory networks
 
* Interactions can focus on network viewer eventually
 
** May want different versions/flavors of interaction viewers
 
** May also want to work closely with GO and GO-CAMs
 
* Gene descriptions can focus on information poor genes, protein domains, etc.
 
  
=== Sandbox visual cues ===
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== April 15, 2021 ==
* Juancarlos and Daniela will discuss ways to provide visual cues that a curator is on a sandbox form (on Mangolassi) vs live form (on Tazendra)
+
 
* AFP and Micropub dev sites have indicators
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=== Special characters in Postgres/OA ===
* Could play with changing the background color? Maybe too hard to look at?
+
* Juancarlos working on/proposing a plan to store UTF-8 characters in Postgres and the OA which would then get converted, at dumping, to HTML entities (e.g. &alpha;) for the ACE files
* Change the color of the title of the form, e.g. the OA?
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* There is still a bit of cleanup needed to fix or remove special characters (not necessarily UTF-8) that apparently got munged upon copy/pasting into the OA in the past
* Will add red text "Development Site" at top of the OA form
+
* Note: copy/paste from a PDF often works fine, but sometimes does not work as expected so manual intervention would be needed (e.g. entering Greek characters by hand in UTF-8 format)
 +
* Would copy/pasting from HTML be better than PDF?
 +
* For Person curation it would be good to be able to faithfully store and display appropriate foreign characters (e.g. Chinese characters, Danish characters, etc.)
 +
* Mangolassi script called "get_summary_characters.pl" located here: /home/postgres/work/pgpopulation/grg_generegulation/20200618_summary_characters
 +
** Juancarlos will modify script to take a data type code as an argument on the command line and return all Postgres tables (and their respective PGIDs) that have special characters, e.g.
 +
*** $ ./get_summary_characters.pl exp
 +
*** $ ./get_summary_characters.pl int
 +
*** $ ./get_summary_characters.pl grg
 +
** or could pass just the datatype + field (postgres table). e.g.
 +
*** $ ./get_summary_characters.pl pic_description
 +
** Juancarlos will email everyone once it's ready.  It's ready, email sent.  Script is at /home/postgres/work/pgpopulation/oa_general/20210411_unicode_html/get_summary_characters.pl  Symlink this to your directory and run it from there, it will create files in the directory you are at when running it.
 +
* Action items:
 +
** Juancarlos will update the "get_summary_characters.pl" script as described above
 +
** Curators should use the "get_summary_characters.pl" to look for (potentially) bad characters in their OAs/Postgres tables
 +
** Need to perform bulk (automated) replacement of existing HTML entities into corresponding UTF-8 characters
 +
** Curators will need to work with Juancarlos for each OA to modify the dumper
 +
** Juancarlos will write (or append to existing) Postgres/OA dumping scripts to:
 +
*** 1) Convert UTF-8 characters to HTML entities in ACE files
 +
*** 2) Convert special quote and hyphen characters into simple versions that don't need special handling
 +
 
 +
=== CeNGEN pictures ===
 +
* Model change went in to accommodate images from the CeNGEN project
 +
* Want gene page images for CeNGEN data; have the specifications for such images been worked out? Maybe not yet
 +
* Raymond and Daniela will work with data producers to acquire images when ready
 +
 
 +
=== Supplement opportunities ===
 +
* Money available for software development to "harden" existing software
 +
* Might be possible to make Eduardo's single cell analysis tools more sustainable
 +
* Could make WormiCloud adapted to Alliance?
 +
* Put Noctua on more stable production footing? (GO cannot apply as they are in final year of existing grant)
 +
 
 +
=== Student project for Textpresso ===
 +
* Create tool to allow user to submit text and return a list of similar papers
 +
* Use cases:
 +
** curator wants an alert to find papers similar to what they've curated
 +
** look for potential reviewers of a paper based on similar text content

Latest revision as of 19:34, 15 April 2021

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April 1, 2021

Antibodies

  • Alignment of the antibody class to Alliance:
    • Propose to move possible_pseudonym (192) and Other_animal (37) to remarks. Those tags are not currently used for curation.
      • Other animal is sometimes used for older annotations, e.g. authors say that the antibodies were raised both in rats and rabbits. Standard practice would create 2 records, one for the rat antibody and one for the rabbit.
      • Possible pseudonym was used when a curator was not able to unambiguously assign a previous antibody to a record. (we have a Other name -synonym- tag to capture unambiguous ones). When moving to remarks we can keep a controlled vocabulary for easy future parsing, e.g. “possible_pseudonym:”
    • Antigen field: currently separated into Protein, peptide, and other_antigen (e.g.: homogenate of early C.elegans embryos, sperm). Propose to use just one antigen field to capture antigen info.

All changes proposed above were approved by the group

textpress-dev clean up

  • Michael has asked curators to assess what they have on textpresso-dev as it will not be around forever :-(
  • is it okay to transfer data and files we want to keep to tazendra? and then to our own individual machines?
  • Direct access may be possible via Caltech VPN
  • Do we want to move content to AWS? May be complicated; it is still easy and cheap to maintain local file systems/machines

Braun servers

  • 3 servers stored in Braun server room; is there a new contact person for accessing these servers?
  • Mike Miranda replacement just getting settled; Paul will find out who is managing the server room and let Raymond know

Citace upload

  • Next Friday, April 9th, by end of the day
  • Wen will contact Paul Davis for the frozen WS280 models file


April 8, 2021

Braun server outage

  • Raymond fixed; now Spica, wobr and wobr2 are back up

Textpresso API

  • Was down yesterday affecting WormiCloud; Michael has fixed
  • Valerio will learn how to manage the API for the future

Grant opportunities

  • Possibilities to apply for supplements
  • May 15th deadline
  • Druggable genome project
  • Visualization, tools, etc.
  • Automated person descriptions?
  • Automated descriptions for proteins, ion channels, druggable targets, etc.?

New WS280 ONTOLOGY FTP directory

Odd characters in Postgres

  • Daniela and Juancarlos discovered some errors with respect to special characters pasted into the OA
  • Daniela would like to automatically pull in micropublication text (e.g. figure captions) into Postgres
  • We would need an automated way to convert special characters, like degree symbols ° into html unicode \&deg\;
  • Juancarlos and Valerio will look into possibly switching from a Perl module to a Python module to handle special characters


April 15, 2021

Special characters in Postgres/OA

  • Juancarlos working on/proposing a plan to store UTF-8 characters in Postgres and the OA which would then get converted, at dumping, to HTML entities (e.g. α) for the ACE files
  • There is still a bit of cleanup needed to fix or remove special characters (not necessarily UTF-8) that apparently got munged upon copy/pasting into the OA in the past
  • Note: copy/paste from a PDF often works fine, but sometimes does not work as expected so manual intervention would be needed (e.g. entering Greek characters by hand in UTF-8 format)
  • Would copy/pasting from HTML be better than PDF?
  • For Person curation it would be good to be able to faithfully store and display appropriate foreign characters (e.g. Chinese characters, Danish characters, etc.)
  • Mangolassi script called "get_summary_characters.pl" located here: /home/postgres/work/pgpopulation/grg_generegulation/20200618_summary_characters
    • Juancarlos will modify script to take a data type code as an argument on the command line and return all Postgres tables (and their respective PGIDs) that have special characters, e.g.
      • $ ./get_summary_characters.pl exp
      • $ ./get_summary_characters.pl int
      • $ ./get_summary_characters.pl grg
    • or could pass just the datatype + field (postgres table). e.g.
      • $ ./get_summary_characters.pl pic_description
    • Juancarlos will email everyone once it's ready. It's ready, email sent. Script is at /home/postgres/work/pgpopulation/oa_general/20210411_unicode_html/get_summary_characters.pl Symlink this to your directory and run it from there, it will create files in the directory you are at when running it.
  • Action items:
    • Juancarlos will update the "get_summary_characters.pl" script as described above
    • Curators should use the "get_summary_characters.pl" to look for (potentially) bad characters in their OAs/Postgres tables
    • Need to perform bulk (automated) replacement of existing HTML entities into corresponding UTF-8 characters
    • Curators will need to work with Juancarlos for each OA to modify the dumper
    • Juancarlos will write (or append to existing) Postgres/OA dumping scripts to:
      • 1) Convert UTF-8 characters to HTML entities in ACE files
      • 2) Convert special quote and hyphen characters into simple versions that don't need special handling

CeNGEN pictures

  • Model change went in to accommodate images from the CeNGEN project
  • Want gene page images for CeNGEN data; have the specifications for such images been worked out? Maybe not yet
  • Raymond and Daniela will work with data producers to acquire images when ready

Supplement opportunities

  • Money available for software development to "harden" existing software
  • Might be possible to make Eduardo's single cell analysis tools more sustainable
  • Could make WormiCloud adapted to Alliance?
  • Put Noctua on more stable production footing? (GO cannot apply as they are in final year of existing grant)

Student project for Textpresso

  • Create tool to allow user to submit text and return a list of similar papers
  • Use cases:
    • curator wants an alert to find papers similar to what they've curated
    • look for potential reviewers of a paper based on similar text content