The recording of the WormBase webinar “Data mining strategies and workflows” is now available. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like access to view this. For past and upcoming webinars and to register, see this form.
The next two webinars “Data mining strategies and workflows” and “Author First Pass and Textpresso” will be held on Feb 22nd and Feb 26th, 2021. Registration is required if you want to attend. Please go to our form to see the complete list of past and upcoming webinars.
WormBase is happy to announce that we’ve released a new version of the Author First Pass (AFP) form. We’ve improved our methods for identifying relevant genes and alleles and added an FAQs section to help guide you through the process. Full details are available in the V2 Release Notes. Thank you for your participation and feedback; we look forward to seeing your future submissions!
The URL for the V2 Release Notes link is: https://github.com/WormBase/author-first-pass#release-notes
Community curation is a valuable part of WormBase. For the past ten years, C. elegans researchers have participated in our ‘Author First Pass’ pipeline using a web-based form to alert WormBase curators to entities and data types in their newly published papers.
We are very excited to announce a new and improved ‘Author First Pass’ pipeline that uses the Textpresso Central text mining system to automatically extract entities and identify data types in new C. elegans papers.
As before, corresponding authors will receive an email (Help WormBase curate your paper!) shortly after publication of their paper with a link to the new form.
But now, instead of having to enter all information de novo, authors simply need to verify the results and, if need be, modify them using simple check boxes and autocomplete menus of WormBase entities.
Links from the ‘Author First Pass’ form to select data entry forms allow for more detailed community curation, if desired.
We look forward to your participation and welcome any feedback you might have on your user experience!