From GO Public
Where can I find software to allow me to browse the GO terms and annotations?
GO terms and annotations browsed using various tools, all of which can be found on the GO software page under the heading Tools for searching and browsing GO. Most GO browsers are web-based and will allow you to view a term and its attributes, such as definitions, synonyms and database references. Some, such as AmiGO and QuickGO, also let you see annotations to each term. The downloadable GO editor OBO-Edit shows ontology information. There is a short description of each browser on the web page to allow you to choose the appropriate tool for your task.
How do I install AmiGO locally?
Full documentation for downloading and installing AmiGO are available here.
Where can I find software to allow me to edit the GO terms and annotations?
GO terms and annotations edited using various pieces of software, all of which can be found on the GO software page.
- GO terms and the ontology structures: we recommend using OBO-Edit for any serious ontology editing. OBO-Edit was developed by the software group at BDGP specifically for ontology editing and ensures that file syntax remains correct. It can also be used to edit other ontologies in the same format.
- GO annotations can be edited using various database-specific tools; for example, Manatee at TIGR and the EBI's Talisman tool. Please contact the relevant database to find out how their GO annotation is done.
Please note that only authorized GO curators with CVS write access can edit the GO files and annotations can only be submitted by authorized annotators. If you would like to submit annotations or contribute to the ontologies, have a look at the #Contribute to GO section of this FAQ.
Where can I find more general GO tools?
General GO or GO-related tools can be found on the GO tools page, split into one of a number of categories. There is a short description of each tool on the web page to allow you to choose the appropriate tool for your task.