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ABCD, Access to Biological Collection Data, is an XML schema, which is recommended as a standard by TDWG (Biological collections standards).  An XML Schema is an application orientated language describing the structure of the XML document. A schema is necessary to create valid XML documents. The highly structured ABCD schema addresses biodiversity data providing about 1200 concepts.
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ABCD, Access to Biological Collection Data, is an XML schema, which is recommended as a standard by [http://www.tdwg.org/ TDWG] (Biological collections standards).  An XML Schema is an application orientated language describing the structure of the XML document. A schema is necessary to create valid XML documents. The highly structured ABCD schema providing about 1200 concepts to address biodiversity data
 
   
 
   
Root element in ABCD is “DataSets” referring to a “DataSet”. One Data Set includes all informations concerning one database, such as metadata as well as gathering data and identifications.  
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The root element in ABCD is “DataSets” referring to a “DataSet”. One Data Set includes all information concerning one database, such as metadata as well as gathering data and identifications.  
  
 
The attributes of the rescued primary databases are assigned to ABCD elements. To give an example: An attribute named “species name” in the primary database is matched to “FullScientificNameString” element in ABCD.  
 
The attributes of the rescued primary databases are assigned to ABCD elements. To give an example: An attribute named “species name” in the primary database is matched to “FullScientificNameString” element in ABCD.  
The mapping to ABCD elements enables accessibility and interoperability of the rescued data and data exchange.
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The transformation of the rescued data into ABCD format facilitates data exchange and interoperability with other databases and web services that also use this standard.  
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GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) and BioCASE (Biological Collection Access Service for Europe) currently use ABCD version 1.2 and 2.06.  
 
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) and BioCASE (Biological Collection Access Service for Europe) currently use ABCD version 1.2 and 2.06.  
  
ABCD Schema Definition is located here:
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The ABCD Schema Definition is located here:
 
*http://www.bgbm.org/TDWG/CODATA/Schema/ABCD_2.06/ABCD_2.06.XSD
 
*http://www.bgbm.org/TDWG/CODATA/Schema/ABCD_2.06/ABCD_2.06.XSD
  
Read the Schema in html:
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The schema in also [http://www.bgbm.org/TDWG/CODATA/Schema/ABCD_2.06/HTML/ABCD_2.06.html available in html].
*http://www.bgbm.org/TDWG/CODATA/Schema/ABCD_2.06/HTML/ABCD_2.06.html
 

Revision as of 18:46, 4 November 2014

ABCD

ABCD, Access to Biological Collection Data, is an XML schema, which is recommended as a standard by TDWG (Biological collections standards). An XML Schema is an application orientated language describing the structure of the XML document. A schema is necessary to create valid XML documents. The highly structured ABCD schema providing about 1200 concepts to address biodiversity data

The root element in ABCD is “DataSets” referring to a “DataSet”. One Data Set includes all information concerning one database, such as metadata as well as gathering data and identifications.

The attributes of the rescued primary databases are assigned to ABCD elements. To give an example: An attribute named “species name” in the primary database is matched to “FullScientificNameString” element in ABCD.

The transformation of the rescued data into ABCD format facilitates data exchange and interoperability with other databases and web services that also use this standard.

GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) and BioCASE (Biological Collection Access Service for Europe) currently use ABCD version 1.2 and 2.06.

The ABCD Schema Definition is located here:

The schema in also available in html.