05 January 2011

Template:Infobox biodatabase

I've just started creating a wikipedia infobox to annotate the biological databases in wikipedia. If many articles use this template, then it will be possible to parse the them and to create a list of the databases providing some web services, some SPARQL endpoints, having a download area etc...
The infobox itself is still a draft, so feel free to modify it or to suggest some other fields in the 'Talk' page.



that's it,

Pierre

4 comments:

phidias51 said...

Are you assuming that all web services will be SOAP services? And that all databases will only have one service associated with them? If the application had a series of REST services, how would you indicate this?

Pierre Lindenbaum said...

No, I'm not assuming that a WS is a SOAP-WS. For example see the sandbox page for genbank: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Infobox_biodatabase/sandbox: I put both NCBI-EUtils and the SOAP interface. IMHO, the most important thing here is to know wether we can access the data using an automatic tool.

cariaso said...

I've added an infobox for SNPedia and welcome any edits that help to better follow field conventions.

Pierre Lindenbaum said...

@cariaso: thanks !