Prova: Rule-Based Java Scripting for Distributed Web Applications: A Case Study in Bioinformatics [chapter]

Alex Kozlenkov, Rafael Penaloza, Vivek Nigam, Loïc Royer, Gihan Dawelbait, Michael Schroeder
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Prova is a language for rule-based Java scripting to support information integration and agent programming on the web. Prova integrates Java with derivation and reaction rules supporting message exchange with various protocols. Prova supports transparent access to databases, retrieval of URLs, access to web services, and querying of XML documents. We briefly illustrate Prova and show how to implement a distributed bioinformatics application, which includes access to an ontology stored in a
more » ... ase and to XML data for protein structures. Finally, we compare Prova to other event-condition-action rule systems.
doi:10.1007/11896548_68 fatcat:s7s6fpxvxff33g5dz6wjofphj4