biblio.PLS - bioperl client for accessing and querying a bibliographic repository.
biblio.PLS [vh] biblio.PLS [bcFgOpq] [-l <URL>] biblio.PLS [abcdDeFknmOpqrs] [-l <URL>] -i <collection-ID> biblio.PLS [abcdDeFknmOpqrs] [-l <URL>] - -find <keywords> \ [-attrs <attrs>]... biblio.PLS [Vq] [-l <URL>] biblio.PLS [FOq] [-f <filename>]
A client showing how to use Bio::Biblio module, a module for accessing and querying a bibliographic repository. It also shows how to use modules Bio::Biblio::IO::medlinexml Bio::Biblio::IO::medline2ref which converts XML MEDLINE citations into a simple hash table and into full Perl objects.
It has many options in order to cover as many methods as possible. Because of that, it can be also used as a fully functional command-line client for querying repository and retrieving citations from it.
-l <URL> ... a location where a Bibliographic Query service is provided as a WebService (default: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/openbqs/services/MedlineSRS)
Some options do not need to specify a collection, some do.
-i <collection_id> ... the collection ID can be obtained in a previous invocation by specifying argument '-p' (print ID) -find <keywords> [-attrs <attrs>] ... create a collection from citations containing given keywords - either in all default attributes, or only in the given attributes; it is possible to repeat it, for example: -find brazma -attrs authors -find -study (the repetitions refine previous results) both <keywords> and <attrs> may be comma-delimited multi-values; note that '-find' must be separated from the rest of options by '-'; note that this script is a bit stupid regarding quoted keywords, or keywords containing commans... TBD better what XML format is used for citations: -Fm ... MEDLINE (default) -Fp ... PubMed
-g <id> ... get citation <id> -c ... get count (a number of citations) -p ... print collection ID (which may be used in the next invocation as an '-i' argument); it implies also '-k' -b ... print citations in a non-XML format (TBD)
Other options can be used only on a sub-collection - which can be obtained directly by specifying '-i' argument, or indirectly by specifying one or more queries by '-find' arguments:
-d ... get all citation IDs -n ... get next citation -m [<how_many>] ... get 'how_many' more -r ... reset iteration to the first citation in the collection (now you can use '-n' or '-m' again) -a ... get all citations - as an array -s ... as '-a' but get it as one string -e ... check if given collection exists and has more citations -k ... keep resulting collection persistent (makes sense only when collection IDs are being printed otherwise you would not know how to contact the persistent collection next time) -D ... destroy given collection (makes sense together with '-i')
Options specifying output format of the results:
-Ox ... output in XML format (default) -Oo ... output as Biblio objects -Or ... output as a raw hashtable The options above can be used also for converting an XML MEDLINE local file without using any SOAP connection at all; -f <filename> ... an XML file to be read and converted
Options dealing with controlled vocabularies:
-Vn ... get all vocabulary names -Vv::<name> ... get all values from vocabulary <name> -Va::<name> ... get everything from vocabulary <name> -Vd::<name>::<value> ... get description of <value> from vocabulary <name> -Ve::<name>::<value> ... return 1 if <value> exists in vocabulary <name>
And the remaining options:
-h ... get help -v ... get version -q ... be quiet (less verbose)
biblio.PLS - -find Java -attrs abstract -find perl
Several separate invocations sharing the same query collection:
biblio.PLS -p -q - -find Brazma,Robinson > b.tmp biblio.PLS -i `cat b.tmp` -d MEDLINE2005/10693778 MEDLINE2005/10977099 MEDLINE2005/11726920 MEDLINE2005/12225585 MEDLINE2005/12227734 biblio.PLS -i `cat b.tmp` -g 10693778 <MedlineCitation Status="Completed"> ... </MedlineCitation> biblio.PLS -i `cat b.tmp` -e Exists: 1 Has next: 1 biblio.PLS -i `cat b.tmp` -D Destroyed OK. biblio.PLS -i `cat b.tmp` -e Exists: 0 Has next: 0
Access to controlled vocabularies:
biblio.PLS -Vn MEDLINE2005/JournalArticle/properties MEDLINENEW/resource_types MEDLINE2005/resource_types MEDLINE2005/Person/properties MEDLINE2005/*/publication_type MEDLINENEW/JournalArticle/properties repository_subsets MEDLINE2005/*/citation_subset biblio.PLS -Vv::MEDLINE2005/JournalArticle/properties AllText ID PMID ISSN ...
Converting local XML MEDLINE file:
biblio.PLS -g 10693778 > a_file.xml biblio.PLS -f a_file.xml -Oo ... to Perl objects biblio.PLS -f a_file.xml -Or ... as a raw hash
HTTPPROXY = <HTTP proxy server>
Use this if you use this script on a machine which needs to access remote HTTP targets via a proxy server. For example:
export HTTPPROXY=http://188.8.131.52:3128 biblio.PLS -c
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Written February 2002 Updated July 2005