Raw content of Bio::Ontology::TermFactory # $Id: TermFactory.pm,v 2003/03/27 10:07:56 lapp Exp $ # # BioPerl module for Bio::Ontology::TermFactory # # Cared for by Hilmar Lapp <hlapp at gmx.net> # # Copyright Hilmar Lapp # # You may distribute this module under the same terms as perl itself # # (c) Hilmar Lapp, hlapp at gmx.net, 2002. # (c) GNF, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, 2002. # # You may distribute this module under the same terms as perl itself. # Refer to the Perl Artistic License (see the license accompanying this # software package, or see http://www.perl.com/language/misc/Artistic.html) # for the terms under which you may use, modify, and redistribute this module. # # THIS PACKAGE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED # WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF # MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. # # POD documentation - main docs before the code =head1 NAME Bio::Ontology::TermFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::Ontology::TermI (or derived class) through a factory =head1 SYNOPSIS use Bio::Ontology::TermFactory; # the default type is Bio::Ontology::Term my $factory = new Bio::Ontology::TermFactory(-type => 'Bio::Ontology::GOterm'); my $term = $factory->create_object(-name => 'peroxisome', -ontology => 'Gene Ontology', -identifier => 'GO:0005777'); =head1 DESCRIPTION This object will build L<Bio::Ontology::TermI> objects generically. =head1 FEEDBACK =head2 Mailing Lists User feedback is an integral part of the evolution of this and other Bioperl modules. Send your comments and suggestions preferably to the Bioperl mailing list. Your participation is much appreciated. bioperl-l@bioperl.org - General discussion http://bioperl.org/MailList.shtml - About the mailing lists =head2 Reporting Bugs Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track of the bugs and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via email or the web: bioperl-bugs@bioperl.org http://bugzilla.bioperl.org/ =head1 AUTHOR - Hilmar Lapp Email hlapp at gmx.net =head1 APPENDIX The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _ =cut # Let the code begin... package Bio::Ontology::TermFactory; use vars qw(@ISA); use strict; use Bio::Root::Root; use Bio::Factory::ObjectFactory; @ISA = qw(Bio::Factory::ObjectFactory); =head2 new Title : new Usage : my $obj = new Bio::Ontology::TermFactory(); Function: Builds a new Bio::Ontology::TermFactory object Returns : Bio::Ontology::TermFactory Args : -type => string, name of a L<Bio::Ontology::TermI> derived class. The default is L<Bio::Ontology::Term>. =cut sub new { my($class,@args) = @_; my $self = $class->SUPER::new(@args); # make sure this matches our requirements $self->interface("Bio::Ontology::TermI"); $self->type($self->type() || "Bio::Ontology::Term"); return $self; } =head2 create_object Title : create_object Usage : my $term = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>); Function: Instantiates new Bio::Ontology::TermI (or one of its child classes) This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of Term objects. Returns : L<Bio::Ontology::TermI> compliant object The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"..."). Args : initialization parameters specific to the type of term object we want. Typically -name => $name -identifier => identifier for the term -ontology => ontology for the term =cut 1;