Prova: Rule-Based Java Scripting for Distributed Web Applications: A Case Study in Bioinformatics

  • Alex Kozlenkov
  • Rafael Penaloza
  • Vivek Nigam
  • Loïc Royer
  • Gihan Dawelbait
  • Michael Schroeder
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11896548_68

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4254)
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Kozlenkov A., Penaloza R., Nigam V., Royer L., Dawelbait G., Schroeder M. (2006) Prova: Rule-Based Java Scripting for Distributed Web Applications: A Case Study in Bioinformatics. In: Grust T. et al. (eds) Current Trends in Database Technology – EDBT 2006. EDBT 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4254. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Prova is a language for rule-based Java scripting to support information integration and agent programming on the web. Prova integrates Java with derivation and reaction rules supporting message exchange with various comminication frameworks. Prova supports transparent access to databases, retrieval of URLs, access to web services, and querying of XML documents. We briefly illustrate Prova and show how to implement a distributed bioinformatics application, which includes access to an ontology stored in a database and to XML data for protein structures. Finally, we compare Prova to other event-condition-action rule systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex Kozlenkov
    • 2
  • Rafael Penaloza
    • 1
  • Vivek Nigam
    • 1
  • Loïc Royer
    • 1
  • Gihan Dawelbait
    • 1
  • Michael Schroeder
    • 1
  1. 1.BiotecDresden University of TechnologyGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of ComputingCity UniversityLondonUK

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