Version 8 (modified by mkuhn, 9 years ago)

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Service provider Workgroup

Here, we gather the major web service providers including BioMOBY projects and Japanese providers such as DDBJ, KEGG, PDBj, CBRC and other foreign providers like EBI and NCBI.

  • Discuss current problems existing in each services:
    • Language dependencies
    • Naming conventions
    • Returned data type
    • Returned data size
    • Job managements
    • WSDL syntax violations
    • Timeouts
    • Sync and async
    • MIME attachments
    • Not implemented yet
  • How to integrate non-MOBY web service providers?
    • What kind of effort is needed to compromise with BioMOBY framework?
  • How to improve interoperability among the services?
    • Do you need proxy server to translate objects among services?
    • Object identity matching problem (LSID, BioMOBY)

Attending Service Providers

  • STRING/STITCH,  http://string.embl.de /  http://stitch.embl.de (Michael Kuhn)
    • scope of database: protein-protein and protein-chemical interaction networks
    • existing web-services: rudimentary/broken SOAP interface to retrieve network via PSI-MI
    • plans for API: query for the network (return PSI-MI 2.5), query for protein by identifier, synonym or sequence, retrieve orthologs/homologs, retrieve synonyms for protein, retrieve abstracts mentioning a protein
    • open questions:
      • Which ontologies should be used for the input (i.e., how to represent a protein or chemical so that other web services can deal with it)?
  • DATABASE,  http:// ()
    • scope of database:
    • existing web-services:
    • plans for API:
    • open questions: