The Web Server of IBM's Bioinformatics and Pattern Discovery Group

We herein present and describe the offerings and capabilities of the web server of IBM’s Bioinformatics and Pattern Discovery group. The server is operational 24 hours a day and provides access to a variety of approaches that have been published by the group’s members. The available tools fall into several categories: some of the tools can be used to discover patterns in sequences of various types (e.g. amino acid or nucleic acid sequences, integer streams, gene expression data from time series or association experiments, natural text, invariant representations of the shape and electrostatic characteristics of molecules, etc.), whereas other tools can be used to compute multiple sequence alignments of amino/nucleic acid or generic textual input sets, to discover genes in nucleic acid sequences, and to interactively annotate amino acid sequences. Also available on the same web server are graphical user interfaces and software that permit the interactive searching of the annotations for more than 70 archaeal, bacterial, eukaryotic and viral genomes. Code bundles that support several operating systems and containing implementations of the server’s tools can be downloaded from the server on demand. Access to interfaces and codes is available through the URL:

By: T. Huynh, I. Rigoutsos, L. P. Parida, D. E. Platt, T. Shibuya

Published in: Nucleic Acids Research, volume 31, (no 13), pages 3645-50 in 2003

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