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Announcement: TextConvert

Joachim Baumann Baumann at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Wed Apr 12 09:21:20 EST 1995

Hi all,
Richard Sanger suggested, that I send the following announcement to this
group as well as to the IGD Developer's mailing list. I hope it is of some
interest. :-)

Announcing TextConvert

TextConvert is a tool to ease the conversion of data in flat file libraries
to ACEDB format.
It takes as input a description file in a format that resembles the format
of AWK-scripts, reads a data stream and produces another data stream
according to patterns and attached code, so called actions, in a given
description file. The patterns can be formed according to Perl's regular
expressions, and the actions are formulated as Perl source code enriched
with additional commands to ease the conversion of text-based data. The
additional commands support the ACEDB format.
In fact, the program is written in Perl, and builds a program from the
description file. This program is then evaluated. The additional commands
support input, output, an object stack and decoding of 2-Bit coded data.
Included are 23 pages of documentation including a tutorial, and in case this
doesn't help, the author is reachable via EMail :-)
The address is:

    joachim.baumann at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de

The program can be ftp'ed from


Best Wishes, Joachim

PS: This work has been funded by the DKFZ (The German Cancer Research
Centre), and is part of the IGD development under the CEU contract

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