Biodiversity Science ›› 2010, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (5): 480-488.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1003.2010.480

Special Issue: Biodiversity Informatics

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On the architecture of biodiversity e-Science infrastructure in China

Zheping Xu*; Jinzhong Cui; Haining Qin; Keping Ma   

  1. Key Laboratory of Biodiversity Informatics, the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093
  • Received:2010-05-24 Online:2010-09-20
  • Zheping Xu

Considering analyses of the development of biodiversity informatics techniques, the introduction of related international biodiversity e-Science infrastructure and previous similar achievements, we suggest and describe a biodiversity e-Science infrastructure of China based on SOA and ISO 19119 Standards. Moreover, the major steps in construction of the biodiversity e-Science infrastructure are also introduced, including strong coordination and organization, data standardization and extension, data storage and computation, ontology and semantic web development, thematic analysis and modeling, and service standardization. This architecture can provide references for future construction of biodiversity e-Science infrastructure in China.

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