Applications of Web Services in Bioinformatics

Applications of Web Services in Bioinformatics

Xin Li (University of Maryland Baltimore, USA) and Aryya Gangopadhyay (University of Maryland Baltimore, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-429-3.ch012


This chapter introduces applications of Web services in bioinformatics as a specialized application of peer-to-peer (P2P) computing. It explains the relationship between P2P and applications of Web service in bioinformatics, states some problems faced in current bioinformatics tools, and describes the mechanism of Web services framework. It then argues that Web services framework can help to address those problems, and gives a methodology to solve the problems in terms of composition, integration, automation, and discovery.

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