[BiO BB] Please guide me

Svensson, B.A.T. (HKG) B.A.T.Svensson at lumc.nl
Thu Jan 29 07:36:19 EST 2004

I would suggest study some relational database theory
first. The the rest will solve it self afterwards. 

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To: bio_bulletin_board at bioinformatics.org
Sent: 2004-01-28 10:59
Subject: [BiO BB] Please guide me

Hi ! i am a still new to bioinformatics.currently i am working on
developing a database with the intergration of xml.as far as i
understand, most of the databanks has its own data(heterogenous
format).what are the fields that i must know in order to develop a
database?how can i retrieve biological data from these databanks.i only
know things at the surface level.many of the articles are very
confusing.as far as i am concern there are things like protein sequence
and DNA sequence.where can i get a sample database table containing
field for such entity??
my plan of architecture (architecture for the system which i am going to
develop) consist of a database which will be built using Oracle 9i, XML
and SAX parser for converting various formats into a unified format plus
PERL for communicating with the bio databank's servers.
please advise if this is feasible or redundant otherwise.i am pretty
much perplexed in determing the right data types for my database.please
guide me and i am not asking anyone of you to develop the systems for
me.i am willing to learn and develop concurrently with advice from you.
please help me.

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