Engineering issues in annotation
How do you manage data?
- What is the appropriate database schema design?
- How is the database to be kept up to date? Will it be directly from programs running user interfaces and analyses or via a middleware layer?
- Is a flat file format needed and what should it be?
- What query and retrieval support is needed?
How do you distribute data?
- For bulk downloads what is the format of the data?
- What information is best summarized in tables?
- What information requires an integrated graphical view?