Master Controlled Vocabulary Database

Controlled Vocabulary System

The Master Controlled Vocabualry Database stored the master copy of the CUAHSI-HIS controlled vocabulary and is one of the CUAHSI-HIS Central components. The Master Controlled Vocabulary Web Services are then implemented on top of it and they broadcast the terms within the master repository in XML format. Data managers at each of the test beds can use functionality within the ODM Tools application to compare their local controlled vocabulary with the master repository and download any updated or added terms. ODM Tools gets the controlled vocabulary terms from the local database, accesses the ODM Controlled Vocabulary web services and automatically parses the XML messages that are returned, and then presents a tabular, side-by-side comparison of local and master terms. Users can then compare the terms in their local database with those in the master list and add any new or updated terms to their local database. The figure at right shows this interaction between the data manager, the ODM Tools application, and the ODM Controlled Vocabulary web services.

Master Controlled Vocabulary Database Resources:

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant Nos. 04-12975, 041-3265, and 06-22374.
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