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Bio::Ontology::RelationshipFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::Ontology::RelationshipI (or derived class) through a factory


    use Bio::Ontology::RelationshipFactory;

    # the default type is Bio::Ontology::Relationship
    my $factory = Bio::Ontology::RelationshipFactory->new(
                                 -type => 'Bio::Ontology::GOterm');
    my $clu = $factory->create_object(-name => 'peroxisome',
                                      -ontology => 'Gene Ontology',
                                      -identifier => 'GO:0005777');


This object will build Bio::Ontology::RelationshipI objects generically.


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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   : my $obj = Bio::Ontology::RelationshipFactory->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Ontology::RelationshipFactory object 
 Returns : Bio::Ontology::RelationshipFactory
 Args    : -type => string, name of a Bio::Ontology::RelationshipI
                    derived class.
                    The default is Bio::Ontology::Relationship.

See Bio::Ontology::Relationship, Bio::Ontology::RelationshipI.