XEMBL: Distributing EMBL data in XML format

Lichun Wang, Jean Jack Riethoven, Alan Robinson

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Data in the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database is traditionally available in a flat file format that has a number of known shortcomings. With XML rapidly emerging as a standard data exchange format that can address some problems of flat file formats by defining data structure and syntax, there is now a demand to distribute EMBL data in an XML format. XEMBL is a service tool that employs CORBA servers to access EMBL data, and distributes the data in XML format via a number of mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1148
Number of pages2
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics


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