International Journal of Genomics

International Journal of Genomics / 2001 / Article

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Volume 2 |Article ID 362902 | https://doi.org/10.1002/cfg.124

Paul van der Vet, Hans E. Roosendaal, Peter A. T. M. Geurts, "C2M: Configurable Chemical Middleware", International Journal of Genomics, vol. 2, Article ID 362902, 5 pages, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1002/cfg.124

C2M: Configurable Chemical Middleware

Received29 Oct 2001
Accepted02 Nov 2001

Abstract

One of the vexing problems that besets concurrent use of multiple, heterogeneous resources is format multiplicity. C2M aims to equip scientists with a wrapper generator on their desktop. The wrapper generator can build wrappers, or converters that can convert data from or into different formats, from a high-level description of the formats. The language in which such a high-level description is expressed is easy enough for scientists to be able to write format descriptions at minimal cost. In C2M, wrappers and documentation for human reading are automatically obtained from the same user-supplied specifications. Initial experiments demonstrate that the idea can, indeed, lead to the advent of usergoverned wrapper generators. Future research will consolidate the code and extend the approach to a realistic variety of formats.

Copyright © 2001 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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