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the Neuroscience Lexicon


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The NeuroLex project, supported by the Neuroscience Information Framework project, is a dynamic lexicon of neuroscience terms. Unlike an encyclopedia, a lexicon provides the meaning of a term, and not all there is to know about it.

The NeuroLex is being constructed to help improve the way that neuroscientists communicate about their data, so that information systems like the NIF can find data more easily and provide more powerful means of integrating data that occur across distributed resources. One of the big roadblocks to data integration in neuroscience is the inconsistent use of terminology in databases and other resources like the literature. When we use the same terms to mean different things, we cannot easily ask questions that span across multiple resources. For example, if three databases have information about what genes are expressed in cortex, but they all use different definitions of cerebral cortex, then we cannot compare them easily.

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NeuroLex
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Created 2008/07/22
Content pages (new) 7448 (276)
Users (active) 113 (22)
Contributions*1 (edits) 147544 (1104)
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Values in parenthesis are automatically collected over the previous month.
*1 Contributions are defined as: Raw edit count


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