[tdwg-tapir] Release of "TapirBuilder" tool (now hosted on the TDWG site)

Markus Döring mdoering at gbif.org
Mon Jul 21 11:18:46 CEST 2008

Kevin, I fully agree.
The old-style alias.txt on rs.tdwg.org contained a section that listed  
known models and templates at the bottom of the file:

The new xml based CNS seems to be about concepts only, but maybe we  
can extend the index.xml to list models and templates too?


On Jul 21, 2008, at 10:59, Kevin Richards wrote:

> I may be missing something, but is there some way to "discover", or
> search for existing response strucutres, query templates, output  
> models?
> The reuse of these structures is obviously a key part of TAPIR, and
> hence the discovery of them.
> However, the tools look very cool and very useful - hopefully we get a
> whole bunch of keen people creating useful structures.
> Kevin
>>>> "Renato De Giovanni" <renato at cria.org.br> 07/18/08 1:12 AM >>>
> Dear Franck,
> I would like to say thanks again (now in public) for all your work
> and also for TDWG's support.
> These tools are an enormous help in creating XML files that are
> crucial for TAPIR (Javier was quite right about this when he
> suggested this kind of development during the last TAPIR meeting).
> No one deserves to edit XML by hand...
> I'll find some time during the next weeks to update the network
> builder's guide making references to these new tools.
> Many thanks,
> --
> Renato
> On 17 Jul 2008 at 12:30, THEETEN Franck wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> We are proud to announce the first release of the "TapirBuilder"
>> tool.
>> This application allows the user to define templates facilitating the
>> configuration of new TAPIR networks, or networks that need to
>> interact with TAPIR providers.
>> It can
>> -Display the nodes of a response structure in a treeview and produce
>> a TAPIR output model which maps this response structure to the
>> available conceptual schemas defined in a CNS document.
>> -Produce templates for inventory and search queries from schemas and
>> concepts defined in a CNS document.
>> You can access this tool on the TDWG website:
>> http://tapir.tdwg.org/builder/
>> This URL also provides you with a default CNS document.
>> This tool owes a lot to the TapirLink provider and the TapirChirp
>> libraries developed by Renato. I would also like to thank Renato for
>> his huge technical contribution and its assistance when developing
>> and testing the tool. Lee, Ricardo, Patricia Mergen for the
>> initiative and implementation of the project which took place in
>> ideal conditions and Bart Meganck for his help and insights when
>> conceiving the tools.
>> Dońt hesitate to contact us for any suggestions for improvements.
>> Best regards,
>> Franck
>> Database Manager
>> Royal Museum for Central Africa
>> Department of African Zoology
>> Leuvensesteenweg, 13
>> 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
>> Tel.: +32 2 769 56 24
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