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


           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');


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


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

        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.

        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.