An extensible application for assembling annotation for genomic data

Bioinformatics. 2003 Jan;19(1):155-6. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/19.1.155.


Summary: AnnBuilder is an R package for assembling genomic annotation data. The system currently provides parsers to process annotation data from LocusLink, Gene Ontology Consortium, and Human Gene Project and can be extended to new data sources via user defined parsers. AnnBuilder differs from other existing systems in that it provides users with unlimited ability to assemble data from user selected sources. The products of AnnBuilder are files in XML format that can be easily used by different systems.

Availability: ( Open source.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Documentation / methods*
  • Genome*
  • Hypermedia
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods
  • Software*
  • User-Computer Interface