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Open Microscopy Environment

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Open Microscopy Environment

From the webpage:

OME develops open-source software and data format standards for the storage and manipulation of biological microscopy data. It is a joint project between universities, research establishments, industry and the software development community.

Where you will find:

OMERO: OMERO is client-server software for visualization, management and analysis of biological microscope images.

Bio-Formats: Bio-Formats is a Java library for reading and writing biological image files. It can be used as an ImageJ plugin, Matlab toolbox, or in your own software.

OME-TIFF Format: A TIFF-based image format that includes the OME-XML standard.

OME Data Model: A common specification for storing details of microscope set-up and image acquisition.

More data formats for sharing of information. And for integration with other data.

Not only does data continue to expand but so does the semantics associated with it.

We have “big data” tools for the data per se. Have you seen any tools capable of managing the diverse semantics of “big data?”

Me neither.

I first saw this in a tweet by Paul Groth.