TitleSoftware support for SBGN maps: SBGN-ML and LibSBGN
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsIERSEL VANMP, Villeger AC, Czauderna T, Boyd SE, Bergmann FT, Luna A, Demir E, Sorokin A, Dogrusoz U, Matsuoka Y, Funahashi A, Aladjem MI, Mi H, MOODIE SL, Kitano H, NOVERE LEN, Schreiber F
JournalBioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Date PublishedMay 10
ISBN Number1367-4811; 1367-4803
AbstractMOTIVATION: LibSBGN is a software library for reading, writing and manipulating SBGN (Systems Biology Graphical Notation) maps stored using the recently developed SBGN-ML file format. The library (available in C++ and Java) makes it easy for developers to add SBGN support to their tools, whereas the file format facilitates the exchange of maps between compatible software applications. The library also supports validation of maps, which simplifies the task of ensuring compliance with the detailed SBGN specifications. With this effort we hope to increase the adoption of SBGN in bioinformatics tools, ultimately enabling more researchers to visualize biological knowledge in a precise and unambiguous manner.Availability & Implementation: Milestone 2 was released in December 2011. Source code, example files and binaries are freely available under the terms of either the LGPL v2.1+ or Apache v2.0 open source licenses from http://libsbgn.sourceforge.net. CONTACT: sbgn-libsbgn@lists.sourceforge.net.