How Smart is Your Database? | GenomeWeb

How Smart is Your Database?


Teaching your old database new tricks could ease your troubles


My guess is that it will be quite a while before we have computers as smart as our comic hero Dataslave. But even with current technology, databases can be a lot smarter than the inert lumps they are today. To make this so, we have to spend more effort programming biological concepts into the database, rather than just filling its head with biological facts.

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