The HOBIT initiative is dedicated to building the core of a network, linking together software tools and other resources of different bioinformatics centers.
In HOBIT, webservices are used for interconnecting the different locations. A Webservice is a SOAP-based software system, designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network.
More Information about Webservices: W3C
Each Webservice is acompanied by an machine-processable file describing the interface of the service. These descriptions are provided in a special WebService Description Language (WSDL).
Our webservices use XML schema (description tutorial) for the exchange of biological data (bioschemas).
We use "Phylogenetic Footprinting" as an approach for the identification of regulatory regions via sequence comparison of orthologous non-coding sequences. To this end, we integrated and developed a variety of tools which we additionaly offer as web service. more...
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