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BioWarehouse: a bioinformatics database warehouse toolkit

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BioWarehouse: a bioinformatics database warehouse toolkit
Background: This article addresses the problem of interoperation of heterogeneous bioinformatics databases. Results: We introduce BioWarehouse, an open source toolkit for constructing bioinformatics database warehouses using the MySQL and Oracle relational database managers. BioWarehouse integrates its component databases into a common representational framework within a single database management system, thus enabling multi-database queries using the Structured Query Language (SQL) but also facilitating a variety of database integration tasks such as comparative analysis and data mining. BioWarehouse currently supports the integration of a pathway-centric set of databases including ENZYME, KEGG, and BioCyc, and in addition the UniProt, GenBank, NCBI Taxonomy, and CMR databases, and the Gene Ontology. Loader tools, written in the C and JAVA languages, parse and load these databases into a relational database schema. The loaders also apply a degree of semantic normalization to their re...
Thomas J. Lee, Yannick Pouliot, Valerie Wagner, Pr
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where BMCBI
Authors Thomas J. Lee, Yannick Pouliot, Valerie Wagner, Priyanka Gupta, David W. J. Stringer-Calvert, Jessica D. Tenenbaum, Peter D. Karp
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