Webservice::InterMine::Cookbook::IdResolution - Resolving Identifiers


    use strict;
    use Webservice::InterMine;
    use Data::Dumper;

    my $service = Webservice::InterMine->get_service('', $TOKEN);

    my $job = $service->resolve_ids(
        identifiers => [qw/eve zen r bib Mad h/],
        type => 'Gene',
        extra => 'D. melanogaster',
        caseSensitive => 1

    $job->poll until ($job->completed);

    print Dumper($job->results);


The ID resolution service allows users to send arbitrary lists of identifiers for resolution to objects within a database. This method of database searching provides access to the full power and complexity of identifier resolution, and is recommended for advanced users needing full control over issues such as duplicates and type conversions.

Due to the nature of the kinds of queries that can be run when resolving many identifiers, these queries are run as asynchronous jobs, and require polling to access their results. You may wish to run the polling in a separate background thread.

Once you have results, you can then easily save the resolved objects as a list on the server:

    my $query = $service->new_query(class => 'Gene');
        path => '',
        op => 'ONE OF,
        values => [ keys %{ $job->results } ]
    my $list = $service->new_list(
        name => "All Resolved Genes",
        content => $query

You may wish to examine the resolved genes however to exclude low quality matches such as duplicates and synonymns however.


The ID Resolution service provides the most flexibility and control when it comes to identifier resolution.