xembl wais source

doelz at urz.unibas.ch doelz at urz.unibas.ch
Sat Feb 8 13:50:18 EST 1992

In article <9202072245.AA00332 at genbank.bio.net>, harper at NIC.FUNET.FI (Rob Harper) writes:

> Try it out. If it is useful I might make it a fixture and register
> it with think.com  It is a brute for space. The flat file is 11 mega, and
> could grow to 20 mega before the next EMBL release, and indexes and
> dictionary are about 10 and 18 mega respectively.
> Rob " there is a better way " Harper

Thanks for the effort, Rob. May I suggest the following: 
If you separate the references from the sequence, it would be easier 
to handle.
We all know about weakness and strengths of the WAIS service. Most 
of the requests I get by phone fax email or other with respect to 
*single* entries is the Accession number. What about just making an index
for this and let people use ftp's or file servers for sequece retrieval?

On the other hand I think that it is very nice to have such a service
available, so, provided that you'd still got enough disk space, keep on . 


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