Marco Pagni and Jörg Hau

Revision Date: 2008-01-18

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1 Overview
 1.1 Introduction
 1.2 Some Definitions
 1.3 Commands, and the Seven Queries
 1.4 Codes, Identifers, and Synonyms
 1.5 Which database is searched?
2 Query Identifiers, and their Context
 2.1 Query Identifiers
 2.2 Context of Queries
3 Retrieval and Printing of Information
 3.1 fetch and dump
 3.2 Output Formats
4 Full-text Searches
 4.1 Purpose
 4.2 Syntax
5 Queries and full-text searches on sequences: seq_query
 5.1 Scope
 5.2 Out of Scope
 5.3 Options
6 Queries and full-text searches on motifs: mot_query
 6.1 Scope
 6.2 Out of Scope
 6.3 Options
7 Queries and full-text searches on classifications: cla_query
 7.1 Scope
 7.2 Out of Scope
 7.3 Options
8 Matching Sequences and Motifs: hit_query
 8.1 Scope
 8.2 How does it work?
 8.3 Options
9 Metamotifs, or “motifs of motifs”: mom_query
 9.1 Introduction
 9.2 Options
10 Metamotifs syntax
 10.1 About these examples
 10.2 The ’followed-by’ operator
 10.3 The ’report’ operator
 10.4 The ’curly bracket’ operator(s)
 10.5 The ’include’ operator
 10.6 Anchoring operators
 10.7 The ’motif-or’ operator
 10.8 The ’wildcard’ operator
 10.9 Length filter
 10.10 Signif filter
 10.11 Motif identifier
 10.12 Combining multiple filters
11 Sequences and Taxonomy: hat_query
 11.1 Scope
 11.2 Querying
 11.3 Options
12 Motifs and Taxonomy: It’s a hot_query
 12.1 Scope
 12.2 Querying
 12.3 Options
13 Limiting the number of results, setting a timeout
 13.1 Setting the Limits: Number of Results, Timeout
 13.2 Output Format
 13.3 Retrieving Query Results