[Biojava-l] Bibliographic objects

Thomas Down td2@sanger.ac.uk
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 16:17:08 +0000

On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 04:13:14PM +0000, Tom Oinn wrote:
> > Is there any demand for this?
> Yes. We (in this case We -> Interpro programmers) are also thinking
> about this, as we have what is tending towards a unified model for
> references within EMBL, SWISSPROT and InterPro. We found the following
> problems....
> 1. The databases that we ideally want to be able to model citations in
> are not very good from the point of view of consistancy. We find many
> mis-spellings, etc.

Yes *sigh*.  On the other hand, I'm not sure this should have
any effect on the actual Reference, Author, etc. interfaces.
I'd rather cope with ambiguities and typos by having external
classes for performing fuzzy comparisons between objects.

> Would any of the Sanger people have time to call round to the EBI? I
> can attempt to arrange all the interested people at this end, probably
> in a few weeks. Suggestions?

I'd be happy to drop round pretty much any time that's convenient.
Matthew has expressed an interest, too -- he'll be along if he can.