Terminology supported archiving and publication of environmental science data in PANGAEA (OPEN ACCESS)

Journal of Biotechnology, Available online 23 July 2017

Publié le 1er août 2017, par Thérèse Hameau


Exemplified on the information system PANGAEA, we describe the application of terminologies for archiving and publishing environmental science data. A Terminology Catalogue (TC) was embedded into the system, with interfaces allowing to replicate and to manually work on terminologies. For data ingest and archiving, we show how the TC can improve structuring and harmonizing lineage and content descriptions of data sets. Key is the conceptualization of measurement and observation types (parameters) and methods, for which we have implemented a basic syntax and rule set...