UBIF_CoreExtensions.xsd schema file overview

(Version: Unified Biosciences Information Framework (UBIF) 1.1)

TDWG working group: Structure of Descriptive Data (SDD)


This document gives an overview of the schema components present in a single schema file, similar to the entry view provided by graphical schema editors. It documents only the root level annotations and components (elements, global attributes, simple and complex types, and groups). The definition of the components listed here is documented separately (hyperlinking could not yet be implemented).

Because the UBIF schema is designed as a type library, complex types represent class definitions and most schema files contain only a single root-level element.

Please see the schema documentation resource directory for schema overviews of other files and detailed component documentation.

Schema file content

The following content is generated automatically from the documentation inside the schema file:

Unified Biosciences Information Framework (UBIF) XML schema. This schema provides core level extensions for first class object types.

Copyright © 2006 TDWG (Taxonomic Databases Working Group, www.tdwg.org). See the file UBIF_(c).xsd for authorship and licensing information.

Includes: UBIF_CoreOntology.xsd

Includes: UBIF_LinneanCore.xsd

Fundamental UBIF object types not imported from the schemata of other working groups:

Taxon names (includes taxon in the biological as well as a more general sense):

(... these are defined in a separate LinneanCore file)

Taxon class hierarchy (biology: taxon concepts):

Specimens ('Unit' in ABCD, 'Object' in earlier versions of UBIF/SDD):

Media (especially images, audio/video, but potentially also complex objects like html with images, pdf, etc.):

For all objects in the core ontology, collections of type set are defined. These form the root-level collections in the Dataset object.

(Generated on 23. May 2006 by DiversitySchemaTools Version 0.5. Copyright (c) G. Hagedorn 2006.)