XpressWay gene-expression data is provided with BioWisdom annotation around gene synonyms, disease, and process information. The provision of gene synonyms ensures that the user can find the gene of interest, and also facilitates connections to other data sources. For example, it is possible to send the synonyms out to PubMed in order to retrieve all the relevant publications around the target of interest. These documents can easily be imported into OmniViz, and, by employing the analytical tools available, the important themes of the documents, and hence the nature of the target, can be revealed.
The inclusion of disease and process information provides context to the gene-expression data, and allows the user to search for interesting targets by virtue of their functional role.