A TOOL BASED ONWEB SERVICES TO QUERY BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION

Joana G. Malaverri, Bruno S. C. M. Vilar, Claudia B. Medeiros

Abstract

Biodiversity Information Systems are complex software systems that present data management solutions to allow researchers to analyze species and their interactions. The complexity of these systems varies with the data handled, users targeted and environment in which they are executed. An open problem to be faced especially in a Web environment is data heterogeneity, and the diversity of user vocabularies and needs. This hampers query processing. This paper presents a tool based onWeb services to expand and process biodiversity queries using ontology information. This solution relies on a new database organization, also described here, which combines in a single model data collected in the field with data found in archival sources. This tool is being tested using real case studies, within a large Web-based biodiversity system.

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Malaverri J., Vilar B. and Medeiros C. (2009). A TOOL BASED ONWEB SERVICES TO QUERY BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8111-81-4, pages 305-310. DOI: 10.5220/0001836103050310


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@conference{webist09,
author={Joana G. Malaverri and Bruno S. C. M. Vilar and Claudia B. Medeiros},
title={A TOOL BASED ONWEB SERVICES TO QUERY BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2009},
pages={305-310},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001836103050310},
isbn={978-989-8111-81-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - A TOOL BASED ONWEB SERVICES TO QUERY BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION
SN - 978-989-8111-81-4
AU - Malaverri J.
AU - Vilar B.
AU - Medeiros C.
PY - 2009
SP - 305
EP - 310
DO - 10.5220/0001836103050310