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Bio::OntologyIO::InterProParser(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Bio::OntologyIO::InterProParser(3)

Bio::OntologyIO::InterProParser - Parser for InterPro xml files.

    # don't use this module directly - use Bio::OntologyIO with instead
    my $ipp = Bio::OntologyIO->new( -format  => 'interpro',
                                    -file    => 't/data/interpro.xml',
                                    -ontology_engine => 'simple' );

  Use InterProParser to parse InterPro files in xml format. Typical
  use is the interpro.xml file published by EBI. The xml records
  should follow the format described in interpro.dtd, although the dtd
  file is not needed, and the XML file will not be validated against it.

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

 Title   : new
 Usage   :
 Function: Initializes objects needed for parsing.
 Example : $ipp = Bio::OntologyIO::InterProParser->new( 
                                  -file => 't/data/interpro.xml',
                                  -ontology_engine => 'simple' )
 Returns : Object of class Bio::OntologyIO::InterProParser.
 Args    :
  -file            - file name
  -ontology_engine - type of ontology engine. Should satisfy the
                     OntologyEngine interface requirements. Currently
                     the only option is 'simple'. In the future
            based engine will be added to the

 Title   : parse
 Usage   :
 Function: Performs the actual parsing.
 Example : $ipp->parse();
 Returns : 
 Args    :

 Title   : next_ontology
 Usage   : $ipp->next_ontology()
 Function: Parses the input file and returns the next InterPro ontology
           Usually there will be only one ontology returned from an
           InterPro XML input.
 Example : $ipp->next_ontology();
 Returns : Returns the ontology as a Bio::Ontology::OntologyEngineI
           compliant object.
 Args    :
See Bio::Ontology::OntologyEngineI.

 Title   : _is_parsed
 Usage   : $obj->_is_parsed($newval)
 Example : 
 Returns : value of _is_parsed (a scalar)
 Args    : on set, new value (a scalar or undef, optional)

 Title   : secondary_accessions_map
 Usage   : $obj->secondary_accessions_map()
 Function: This method is merely for convenience, and one should
           normally use the InterProTerm secondary_ids method to
           access the secondary accessions.
 Example : $map = $interpro_parser->secondary_accessions_map;
 Returns : Reference to a hash that maps InterPro identifier to an
           array reference of secondary accessions following the 
           InterPro xml schema.
 Args    : Empty hash reference
2019-01-01 perl v5.28.1

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