2009 Congress on Services - I (2009)
Los Angeles, CA
July 6, 2009 to July 10, 2009
Scientists increasingly use workflows to represent and share their computational experiments. Because of their declarative nature, focus on pre-existing component composition and the availability of visual editors, workflows provide a valuable start for creating user-friendly environments for end user scientists. However, there is still work to be done to create even more user-friendly environments. In this paper, we aim to identify key constructs that intelligent workflow systems could support to allow for more natural workflow representations. These constructs are identified through a comparison of bioinformatics workflows and their associated natural language descriptions obtained from the virtual research environment myExperiment.
scientific workflows, textual analysis, myExperiment, workflow constructs, advice
P. Groth and Y. Gil, "Analyzing the Gap between Workflows and their Natural Language Descriptions," 2009 Congress on Services - I(SERVICES), Los Angeles, CA, 2009, pp. 299-305.