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uBio provides taxonomic intelligence through the use of servers.

uBio employs a set of databases to store "taxonomic intelligence" that can be accessed by remote applications to overcome name-related access impediments to content. These databases are accessed through a SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) interface. Collectively the databases are referred to as the uBio Taxonomic Name Server or TNS.



The uBio TNS componsed of two separate but related subsystems that form a single virtual service within uBio. This system serves nomenclatural and taxonomic concepts via a network service.


NameBank is a "biological name server" focused on storing names and objectively-derived nomenclatural attributes. NameBank is a repository for all recorded names including scientific names, vernacular (or common names), misspelled names, as well as ad-hoc nomenclatural labels that may have limited context. NameBank defines and serves nomenclatural concepts as XML objects.[more...]


ClassificationBank is a "taxonomic concept server " focused on accurately representing subjective taxonomic opinion in the form of classifications and checklists. These classifications may vary considerably in both scope and precision. ClassificationBank draws upon NameBank elements to form the uBio Taxonomic Name Server.

The Taxonomic Name Server is a service-oriented system intending to provide supplemental name and classification metadata to external systems requiring these data to organize and increase access to local data resources. TNS internally tracks all such requests and links them to daily reports to provide any contributors of name and classification data with a full accounting of such usage.

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