Experience using web services for biological sequence analysis

TitleExperience using web services for biological sequence analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsStockinger, H, Attwood T, Chohan SN, Côté R, Cudré-Mauroux P, Falquet L, Fernandes P, Finn RD, Hupponen T, Korpelainen E, Labarga A, Laugraud A, Lima T, Pafilis E, Pagni M, Pettifer S, Phan I, Rahman N
JournalBriefings in Bioinformatics
Pages493 - 505
KeywordsInternet technologies, REST, Sequence analysis, SOAP, Web services

Programmatic access to data and tools through the web using so-called web services has an important role to play in bioinformatics. In this article, we discuss the most popular approaches based on SOAP/WS-I and REST and describe our, a cross section of the community, experiences with providing and using web services in the context of biological sequence analysis. We briefly review main technological approaches as well as best practice hints that are useful for both users and developers. Finally, syntactic and semantic data integration issues with multiple web services are discussed. © The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press.


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