Canto: an online tool for community literature curation

Kim M. Rutherford, Midori A. Harris, Antonia Lock, Stephen G. Oliver, Valerie Wood
2014 Computer applications in the biosciences : CABIOS  
Motivation: Detailed curation of published molecular data is essential for any model organism database. Community curation enables researchers to contribute data from their papers directly to databases, supplementing the activity of professional curators and improving coverage of a growing body of literature. We have developed Canto, a web-based tool that provides an intuitive curation interface for both curators and researchers, to support community curation in the fission yeast database,
more » ... se. Canto supports curation using OBO ontologies, and can be easily configured for use with any species. Availability: Canto code and documentation are available under an Open Source license from Canto is a component of the Generic Model Organism Database (GMOD) project (
doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btu103 pmid:24574118 pmcid:PMC4058955 fatcat:4dsmxqf235g3hlsyageplhugtq