A System to Integrate and Manipulate Protein Database Using BioPerl and XML
Source: Universiti Sains Malaysia
The size, complexity and number of databases used for protein information have caused bioinformatics to lag behind in adapting to the need to handle this distributed information. Integrating all the information from different databases into one database is a challenging problem. The main research is to develop a tool which can be used to access and manipulate protein information from difference databases. In the approach, the authors have integrated difference databases such as Swiss-prot, PDB, Interpro, and EMBL and transformed these databases in flat file format into relational form using XML and Bioperl.