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Problems with number of results: SRS-EBI compared to SRS-DDBJ

Thomas Schäfer tstheo at informatik.uni-bremen.de
Mon Nov 29 13:16:19 EST 1999

Dear colleagues,

I started two queries, the first using SRS at EBI, the second
using SRS at DDBJ. The query string was "Hepatitis c virus", and
I tried it with the "ALL"-fields option as well as with "ORGANISM"
as the only field to be searched.
EBI-SRS found 6513 entries (11/29/99), and DDBJ-SRS found 7084 (same
date). Looking at the Taxonomy Browser (NCBI) the query for "hcv"
(which is given as an example query, also) results in 7084 entries
as the DDBJ-SRS.

Why doesn't EBI-SRS find the same number of entries? I thought
that EMBL, DDBJ and GenBank where (almost) the same.

Thank you very much for help,
Thomas Schaefer, University of Bremen

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