Integration of the bioinformatics web services
Towards an integrated web service in life science
Summary of TogoWS service
To date, various databases have been made available through web services provided by major bioinformatics centers including NCBI, EBI, DDBJ, KEGG, PDBj, and CBRC. These web services are helpful especially for the high throughput analysis, however, there are no consistent way to utilize them uniformly. Our new web service, TogoWS, is designed to address several major issues for the improved usability and seamless integration.
We, Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS), add a practical value which enable users to access and utilize any major biological databases without any additional software to create truly interoperable workflows with web services.
Part of the concept of this work was emerged from the BioHackathon 2008, the international workshop entitled "Towards integrated web service in life science with Open Bio* libraries."
Toshiaki Katayama, Mitsuteru Nakao and Toshihisa Takagi (2010) TogoWS: integrated SOAP and REST APIs for interoperable bioinformatics Web services, Nucleic Acids Research, 2010, Vol. 38, No. suppl_2 W706-W711, doi:10.1093/nar/gkq386 (Web Server Issue 2010)