Package org.jscience.bibliography.candy

The data structures and interfaces included in this package define an interoperable framework for simple controlled vocabularies.

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Interface Summary
CandyFinder

This interface is a main entry point to a set of controlled vocabularies.

CandyVocabulary

This interface defines functionality of a controlled vocabulary.

 

Class Summary
CandyEntry

This is a basic container for a vocabulary entry.

 

Package org.jscience.bibliography.candy Description

The data structures and interfaces included in this package define an interoperable framework for simple controlled vocabularies.

When describing and representing domain-specific systems, there is frequently a need for a string type that can only assume a limited set of allowed values, a set, however, that is allowed to change over time (as values are added or removed) or space (different servers accepting different sets of strings). This need is addressed by this package.

A reference implementation of the controlled vocabularies was developed at European Bioinformatics Institute as an open source project candy.

The controlled vocabulary package consists of