An abbreviation or acronym used in the text of a document, possibly including a definition or expansion of the acronym
The linking attributes (with the standard XLink attributes) may be used to provide a live link to an expansion, definition, or additional explanation.
This element was added explicitly to meet “Checkpoint 4.3 Annotate complex, abbreviated, or unfamiliar information with summaries and definitions” from the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 working draft (2002).
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Any combination of:
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... <p>The Gene Expression Omnibus (<abbrev>GEO</abbrev>) project was initiated at NCBI in 1999 in response to the growing demand for a public repository for data generated from high-throughput microarray experiments. <abbrev>GEO</abbrev> has a flexible and open design that allows the submission, storage, and retrieval of many types of data sets, such as those from high-throughput gene expression, genomic hybridization, and antibody array experiments. <abbrev>GEO</abbrev> was never intended to replace lab-specific gene expression databases or laboratory information management systems (<abbrev>LIMS</abbrev>), both of which usually cater to a particular type of data set and analytical method. ...</p> ...