Architectures for Java‐based bioinformatics applications

Suresh Chalasani (School of Business and Technology, University of Wisconsin‐Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)
Robert Barber (Department of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Research Institute, University of Wisconsin‐Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Bioinformatics projects are currently under way at numerous universities and in industry. These projects typically involve processing large amounts of biological data and comparison of biological signals or sequences. Much of the existing work in bioinformatics software is based on such languages and platforms as Perl and Unix. This paper, proposes software architectures in Java to support biological applications allowing access of biological data using server‐side Java programs on the Internet. The architecture follows the standards of unified modeling language (UML). UML architecture diagrams are presented for the Java‐based bioinformatics applications. In addition, an overview of the Bio‐Soft project under way at The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) of the University of Wisconsin‐Parkside is provided, which includes research and instructional software for bioinformatics applications.

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Citation

Chalasani, S. and Barber, R. (2004), "Architectures for Java‐based bioinformatics applications", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 104 No. 7, pp. 578-588. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570410550241

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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