As you may have seen Bio4j has already started making his way through the bioinformatics world; however there’s not as much information as there should be about the project yet. That’s where Bio4j Go Tools comes in as the first real-world example using Bio4j as back-end.
The services provided so far are:
- Uniprot protein GO annotations retrieving
- GoSlim requests with custom Slim term sets.
Both services results and client-server communication are XML based following a really simple and intuitive structure.
A user-friendly AIR application has been developed allowing the user to directly use these services abstracting the logic of the different requests.
Enjoy it ;)
alper yilmaz When I put a protein id, the tools is asking for location of GoSlim.xml file, where can I retrieve this file? I checked the download page of Gene Ontology (http://www.geneontology.org/GO.downloads.ontology.shtml) but couldn’t find it.
- Pablo Pareja Hi Alper, You’re right it can be a bit confusing the way the app asks for a file location to save the results. I just made some small changes to the app so that things are more straightforward. This version (v 1.01) is already available at Bio4jGoTools github repository
alper yilmaz Nevermind, it was asking location and filename to save the results. So, there’s no problem.. Thanks..