GET3D, A Genomic Exploration Tool in 3DJohn Gill1
email@example.com, Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University
The GET3D, Genomic Exploration Tool in 3D, software is a three
dimensional visualization tool, used to visualise and expand the CAS,
Categorised Annotation Set, database. Through the use of conceptual
item nodes, representing data attributes, and relationship lines,
representing the interconnecting relationships between the different
data items, the GET3D system can be used to handle a large number of
nodes representing them, along with their relationships, as
structural diagrams. These diagrams then form visual representations of
the CAS dataset.
Within the GET3D system, the user can navigate through the structure
exploring relationship paths and connections, as well as creating new
relationship elements. Each node of the diagram represents either a
category from the CAS database or a single data instance, with its
position and appearance defined by both its contents and its
surrounding node items.
Functionality within the system includes the ability to search and find
specific nodes, create new node relationships, set importance values
for certain nodes and node items, and to add new nodes. Node additions
may be done via calls to the CAS system, thus facilitating the
implementation of existing CAS category methods, and their accompanying
data association rules.
The GET3D system is fully configurable, with the colour and size of
both the nodes and relationship lines being controllable through user
defined rules and conditions.
The GET3D tool allows for detailed exploration, manipulation and
extension of the CAS dataset using interactive 3D techniques, thus
complementing the data collection and integration functionality of the