[Biopython-dev] Medline XLM parsers

Marc Colosimo mcolosimo at mitre.org
Wed May 5 09:23:55 EDT 2004


Two questions: first, it seem that none of the current xml classes 
handle the latest release. Is this correct? And second,
how would you use those classes to parse and xml document? From my 
understanding of martel, I would still need to make an xml parser which 
then makes this seem odd.


On May 4, 2004, at 6:43 PM, Jeffrey Chang wrote:

> Nope.  Code that parses the entire MEDLINE record has not been 
> implemented yet, mostly because I've never needed more than a few of 
> the many fields.
> Jeff
> On May 4, 2004, at 6:38 PM, Marc Colosimo wrote:
>> I can't seem to find anything to parse   the recent  
>> http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/dtd/nlmmedline_031101.dtd XML 
>> medline files.  Also, there doesn't seem to be any handy classes like 
>> for the record_parser, which I can send it one record at a time and 
>> deal with it. I found the martel stuff, but I would still have to 
>> implement my own xml parser to populate a medline record class.
>> Am I missing something here?
>> Marc
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