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NAME ^

Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType - a relationship type for an ontology

SYNOPSIS ^

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DESCRIPTION ^

This class can be used to model various types of relationships (such as "IS_A", "PART_OF", "CONTAINS", "FOUND_IN", "RELATED_TO").

This class extends Bio::Ontology::Term, so it essentially is-a Bio::Ontology::TermI. In addition, all methods are overridden such as to make the object immutable.

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AUTHOR ^

Christian M. Zmasek

Email: czmasek-at-burnham.org or cmzmasek@yahoo.com

WWW: http://monochrome-effect.net/

Address:

  Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
  10675 John Jay Hopkins Drive
  San Diego, CA 92121

APPENDIX ^

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

get_instance

 Title   : get_instance
 Usage   : $IS_A       = Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType->get_instance( "IS_A" );
           $PART_OF    = Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType->get_instance( "PART_OF" );
           $RELATED_TO = Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType->get_instance( "RELATED_TO" );
           $CONTAINS   = Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType->get_instance( "CONTAINS" );
           $FOUND_IN   = Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType->get_instance( "FOUND_IN" );
 Function: Factory method to create instances of RelationshipType
 Returns : [Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType]
 Args    : "IS_A" or "PART_OF" or "CONTAINS" or "FOUND_IN" or 
           "RELATED_TO" [scalar]
           the ontology [Bio::Ontology::OntologyI] (optional)

init

 Title   : init()
 Usage   : $type->init();
 Function: Initializes this to all undef and empty lists.
 Returns :
 Args    :

equals

 Title   : equals
 Usage   : if ( $type->equals( $other_type ) ) { ...
 Function: Compares this type to another one, based on string "eq" of
           the "identifier" field, if at least one of the two types has
           the identifier set, or string eq of the name otherwise.
 Returns : true or false
 Args    : [Bio::Ontology::RelationshipType]

identifier

 Title   : identifier
 Usage   : $term->identifier( "IS_A" );
           or
           print $term->identifier();
 Function: Set/get for the immutable identifier of this Type.
 Returns : The identifier [scalar].
 Args    : The identifier [scalar] (optional).

name

 Title   : name
 Usage   : $term->name( "is a type" );
           or
           print $term->name();
 Function: Set/get for the immutable name of this Type.
 Returns : The name [scalar].
 Args    : The name [scalar] (optional).

definition

 Title   : definition
 Usage   : $term->definition( "" );
           or
           print $term->definition();
 Function: Set/get for the immutable definition of this Type.
 Returns : The definition [scalar].
 Args    : The definition [scalar] (optional).

ontology

 Title   : ontology
 Usage   : $term->ontology( $top );
           or
           $top = $term->ontology();
 Function: Set/get for the ontology this relationship type lives in.
 Returns : The ontology [Bio::Ontology::OntologyI].
 Args    : On set, the ontology [Bio::Ontology::OntologyI] (optional).

version

 Title   : version
 Usage   : $term->version( "1.00" );
           or
           print $term->version();
 Function: Set/get for immutable version information.
 Returns : The version [scalar].
 Args    : The version [scalar] (optional).

is_obsolete

 Title   : is_obsolete
 Usage   : $term->is_obsolete( 1 );
           or
           if ( $term->is_obsolete() )
 Function: Set/get for the immutable obsoleteness of this Type.
 Returns : the obsoleteness [0 or 1].
 Args    : the obsoleteness [0 or 1] (optional).

comment

 Title   : comment
 Usage   : $term->comment( "..." );
           or
           print $term->comment();
 Function: Set/get for an arbitrary immutable comment about this Type.
 Returns : A comment.
 Args    : A comment (optional).

Private methods ^

May be overridden in a derived class, but should never be called from outside.

veto_change

 Title   : veto_change
 Usage   :
 Function: Called if an attribute is changed. Setting an attribute is
           considered a change if it had a value before and the attempt
           to set it would change the value.

           This method returns the message to be printed in the exception.

 Example :
 Returns : A string
 Args    : The name of the attribute that was attempted to change.
           Optionally, the old value and the new value for reporting
           purposes only.
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