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THALJEF ILUX YUSRIDEB POTATOGIM DEMIAN

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NAME

Bio::Ontology::TermFactory - Instantiates a new Bio::Ontology::TermI (or derived class) through a factory

SYNOPSIS

    use Bio::Ontology::TermFactory;

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

DESCRIPTION

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

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AUTHOR - Hilmar Lapp

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APPENDIX

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

new

 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::Ontology::TermFactory->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::Ontology::TermFactory object 
 Returns : Bio::Ontology::TermFactory
 Args    : -type => string, name of a Bio::Ontology::TermI derived class.
                    The default is Bio::Ontology::Term.

See Bio::Ontology::TermI, Bio::Ontology::Term.

create_object

 Title   : create_object
 Usage   : my $term = $factory->create_object(<named parameters>);
 Function: Instantiates new Bio::Ontology::TermI (or one of its child classes)

           This object allows us to genericize the instantiation of
           Term objects.

 Returns : Bio::Ontology::TermI compliant object
           The return type is configurable using new(-type =>"...").
 Args    : initialization parameters specific to the type of term
           object we want.  Typically 
           -name        => $name
           -identifier  => identifier for the term
           -ontology    => ontology for the term

See Bio::Ontology::TermI.