Sample Data Conversion¶
Once the CDM Library works properly it should be filled with test data.
Some of the data that are planned to convert are data form the major European taxonomic datasets like
but also from the EDIT exemplar groups
The data come from different types of datasources like MS Word-files, Berlin Model databases, Sybase database ...
Also the import process to CDM will go different ways to test the different import/export options within the CdmLibrary.
Useful information about the particular transformation processes will be found below
Euro+Med data are stored in an extended Berlin Model database at BGBM
Cichorieae data are stored in an extended Berlin Model database at BGBM
Monocotyledonae data are stored in a Sybase database at Kew and some extra data files. These data are transformed by Dave Taylor. to an TCS/RDF document.
The import will be done via the coming tcs/rdf package within the cdmlib-io module of the CdmLibrary.
The data exists as a word-file combined with an MS Access file for the references.
Some test transformation has been performed by Andreas M. on these data using MS Excel / Visual Basic / XML / Java. The data were transformed into a Berlin Model database. From there they may be easily transformed into CDM.
The data transformation was not complete and just for testing reason (especially testing zoological data within the Berlin Model (created for botanical data).
The final transformation will be done later ...