XML support from NCBI/Blast?

Wayne Parrott wayne at workingobjects.com
Tue Nov 16 22:16:25 EST 1999


I'm not sure about NCBI's direction w.r.t. XML but I developed an
in-house server earlier this year that post-processes blast results
transforming them into XML, i.e., BlastXML documents. The parsing and
transformation tools from this system are Java_1.1-based and may be
downloaded from http://www.workingobjects.com along with the source at
no charge. The BlastXML DTD and sample documents are available at
http://www.workingobjects.com/blastxml. If you have IE5 point it at
http://www.workingobjects.com/blastxml/sv40_short_ncbi.xml to view an
XSL formatted document. Note: the BlastXML DTD may be used any other
system without restriction. 

Good luck.


"Dr. Greg Quinn" wrote:
> 
> I'm in the process of converting a database system I've written to use/return
> XML, and I'd like to know if NCBI has (even experimentally) any services such
> as a BLAST server or Entrez which is returning data in XML format which I can
> extract data from. I wasn't able to find any info at the NCBI site in respect
> to this.
> Any help welcomed.
> Cheers
> Greg

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