Differential diagnosis software relies on machine-readable, high-quality phenotype annotations to make accurate predictions. However, all this phenotypic data is scattered across the literature. We can get at them through text mining and crowdsourcing. The former has resulted in large libraries of annotations. The problem is, for many diseases, they are incomplete. So, we have built Phenotate as a crowdsourcing platform to improve these annotation libraries with the participation of our users.
We want anyone to be able to easily contribute annotations. To that end, Phenotate is designed to be used by everyone, from students to experts. Let us know what you do by clicking on an option on the right, and we'll tell you how you can use Phenotate to your advantage. That's right, Phenotate is a mutually beneficial project that can even help you with what you do!
Do you want to test your knowledge of disease symptoms, especially genetic diseases? Use Phenotate to annotate diseases with symptoms and phenotypes. Then, compare your annotation against those published by experts, as well as those text-mined from the literature, to see how well you did.
Earn points and PhenoCash for every annotation you submit. Spend PhenoCash on time-saving goodies, like prefilled annotations. Keep earning more points to rank up on the leaderboard. Want to rank higher? Annotate one of our featured diseases to double, or even triple, your reward points!
It's easy to contribute to our library of annotations! Using our annotator tool, rapidly annotate diseases with phenotypes from the Human Phenotype Ontology. Specify attributes such as frequency, onset, severity, and more. Lastly, drag and drop PubMed references to cite your annotations.
Publish your completed annotations to the Phenository, a repository of disease annotations created by researchers. Browse annotations created by others and recommend those you like. If you find room for improvement, you can clone an annotation, make the changes you deem are necessary, then publish the improved annotation.
Phenotate offers an end-to-end solution for supplementing your biomedical course with web-based annotation exercises. Why not enhance your students’ understanding of genetic diseases while contributing to our library of machine-readable disease annotations?
With Phenotate, you can create exercises consisting of diseases for your students to annotate. Then, evaluate their responses using automated comparisons against published annotations, made possible by our computer-assisted grading system. Help us build a library of annotations by letting your students work on diseases that currently do not have published annotations.