doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch (Reinhard Doelz) wrote:
>> ewan birney (birney at molbiol.ox.ac.uk) wrote:
>> : Excuse the gratuitous subject!
>> done :-)
>> : I'm trying to write (in spare moments) a CUSI version for
> : biological databases over the web. (?? call it a bioCUSI?)
>> There is already a really comprehensive collection of sites - all in all,
> 69 databanks at 11 servers. Look at http://www.embl-heidelberg.de/srs/srsc> (this is Thure Etzold's SRS server system).
>> The big pain of the biological database arena is that there are so many
> similar and interlinked databases that an individual retrieval is no longer
> the most desirable thing to do. Rather, the INTERLINKING of these data
> is the main issue. Alternatively, COMBINING queries is required - e.g., do
> two searches and get only those which show up as results in both. The
> URL mentioned above (http://www.embl-heidelberg.de/srs/srsc) gets you
> into a database web system which does precisely that. The queries written
> by Ewan have not even half of that functionality - and surely much less
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you are right: SRS is a really neat system - interlinking is
crucial - and SRS is the only system that deals with that...
SRS doesn't have archie/CUI_WWW/ other ftp/web indexes (which I
This little creature can be set up on any site running an http
server and perl: with no overheads. It takes minimal time to
set up and maintain.
this thing can be configured to add in more sites that you yourself
use. I want to get a better "gateway" between the bioCUSI thing and
SRS - but I'm not quite sure how to rig it
SRS can get confusing. (to lesser mortals like me).
CUSI is quite cute - no pancea I'd agree for biological databases
but I think it has its own little contribution to give to the