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A web services choreography scenario for interoperating bioinformatics applications

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A web services choreography scenario for interoperating bioinformatics applications
Background: Very often genome-wide data analysis requires the interoperation of multiple databases and analytic tools. A large number of genome databases and bioinformatics applications are available through the web, but it is difficult to automate interoperation because: 1) the platforms on which the applications run are heterogeneous, 2) their web interface is not machine-friendly, 3) they use a non-standard format for data input and output, 4) they do not exploit standards to define application interface and message exchange, and 5) existing protocols for remote messaging are often not firewall-friendly. To overcome these issues, web services have emerged as a standard XML-based model for message exchange between heterogeneous applications. Web services engines have been developed to manage the configuration and execution of a web services workflow. Results: To demonstrate the benefit of using web services over traditional web interfaces, we compare the two implementations of HAPI,...
Remko de Knikker, Youjun Guo, Jin-long Li, Albert
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Type Journal
Year 2004
Where BMCBI
Authors Remko de Knikker, Youjun Guo, Jin-long Li, Albert K. H. Kwan, Kevin Y. Yip, David W. Cheung, Kei-Hoi Cheung
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