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Heikki Lehvaslaiho heikki at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Jul 25 11:27:02 EDT 2003


There is nothing in Bioperl that could do it.

However, adding it is not too difficult. Emulating the MeSH browser page
at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html is easy. 

Is this the only public server?

The main problem is what to do with the result. We need to write a class
that captures the returned information in a sensible way. Storing the id
(D002079), heading ('Butter') and annotation ('a dairy product & dietary
fat; MARGARINE is also available') is straight forward.
What is definition in this context?
All terms can belong to many trees. How should that information be

How wold you like to query MeSH data in addition to ID? Term? Tree


On Fri, 2003-07-25 at 10:01, Christophe Bouvard wrote:
> Hello,
> I am looking for perl module that retrieves information from MeSH database.
> I had a look in the bioperl documentation but I did not find out an
> appropriate module.
> So, is Bioperl providing this feature?
> For instance, with an unique MeSH identier (such as D002079), how can I get
> the MeSH heading, the definition and the annotations?
> Thank you!
> Regards,
> Christophe
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