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Web based middleware framework for interoperability between heterogeneous, distributed biodiversity data resources

Sundaravadivelu, Rathinasabapath, White, Richard John, Jones, Andrew Clifford and Gray, William Alexander 2007. Web based middleware framework for interoperability between heterogeneous, distributed biodiversity data resources. Presented at: SE'07 - 25th conference on IASTED International Multi-Conference: Software Engineering, Innsbruck, Austria, 13-15 February 2007. Published in: Hasselbring, W. ed. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering: as part of the 25th IASTED International Multi-Conference on Applied Informatics. Anaheim, CA: ACTA Press, pp. 142-147.

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The BUFFIE (Biodiversity Users Framework For Interoperability Experiments) project is a software engineering approach combining service oriented architecture, ontologies and extensible processing methods. Solving interoperability issues in heterogeneous and distributed biodiversity databases is highly challenging as it requires a clear understanding of various communication protocols and concepts in biology combined with computer technologies. Data providers form different network communities often using XML communication within the DiGIR architecture for enabling access to distributed databases. The Darwin Core V2 and ABCD standards were used prominently by disparate data resources. Existing systems only allow searching data within a network community. BUFFIE is proposed as a solution to overcome this limitation by interoperating among various network communities at the syntax and semantic levels and improving data responses before presenting it to the user. BUFFIE was designed, developed and tested using real data provided from resources in Israel, The Netherlands and Austria. BUFFIE 1.0 was implemented on windows 2003 server and successfully demonstrated the interoperation of heterogeneous databases in the ENBI meeting at Stockholm in October 2005. BUFFIE V2.0 is implemented & now being tested

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Publisher: ACTA Press
ISBN: 9780889866416
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2022 08:22

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