LTER Controlled Vocabulary Tools & Resources

The LTER Controlled Vocabulary Working Group has developed a number of applications and web services to support the use of the LTER Controlled Vocabulary. This page provides a listing of resources. Copies of code etc. are available on the LTER SVN site (http://svn.lternet.edu) in the "vocab" tree.

GENERAL USE:

-- Best Practices Document

-- The main "TemaTres" database used to maintain keywords: http://vocab.lternet.edu
---- Site-specific instances of TemaTres can be set up upon request.
---- Alternative views of the vocabulary and externally-developed tools are available at: http://im.lternet.edu/vocab_tematres_viewers

-- The main LTER Data Portal uses the controlled vocabulary to enhance searching and browsing at: http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/lter/index.jsp

-- A basic tool for identifying suitable keywords for datasets using the LTER HIVE infrastructure is available at: http://vocab.lternet.edu/lterhive/gethiveEML.html

DEVELOPER RESOURCES:
-- ADDING KEYWORDS
---- A copy of the current list of LTER preferred terms (one per line) is available via the web service at: http://vocab.lternet.edu/webservice/preferredterms.php

---- A web service for using the HIVE tool to identify keywords in LTER or USGS Biocomplexity (formerly NBII) thesauri based on scanning a metadata document: http://vocab.lternet.edu/webservice/findKeywords.php
Example: http://vocab.lternet.edu/webservice/findKeywords.php/lter/html/knb-lter-...

------ A sample PHP script that uses the web service to populate a web form is available at: https://svn.lternet.edu/svn/vocab/trunk/lterhive/sampleHivePHPform.php
Example: http://vocab.lternet.edu/lterhive/sampleHivePHPform.php?packageid=knb-lt...

------ The underlying HIVE web service is available at: http://scoria.lternet.edu:8080/lter-hive/schemes/lter/concepts/tags/SKOS... - note an uploaded file to be scanned must be included or it fails with a "405" error.
--------- it can be invoked on the command line from "curl" using:
"curl -T xxLocalFileToScanxx http://scoria.lternet.edu:8080/lter-hive/schemes/lter/concepts/tags/SKOSFormat"

---- An "autocomplete" tool is available for integration into new or existing web forms. It is available as a .zip file at: https://svn.lternet.edu/svn/vocab/trunk/autocomplete/LTERKeywordAutocomp...

-- ENHANCING SEARCHES & BROWSING
---- A web service for returning synonyms, narrower term, related terms etc. as XML, list or CSV: http://vocab.lternet.edu/webservice/keywordlist.php

---- TemaTres provides a number of web services at: http://vocab.lternet.edu/vocab/vocab/services.php. For a fuller description see: http://www.r020.com.ar/tematres/wiki/doku.php?id=:en:tematres:web_servic...

---- An XML file used to configure the 2-level browse search on the LTER data portal is maintained at:
http://svn.lternet.edu/svn/LNO/trunk/projects/dataPortal/WebRoot/browse/...

---- Prototype (and very, very slow) multilingual search interface based on the EnvThes multilingual thesaurus (which fully incorporates the LTER Controllled Vocabulary) is available at: http://vocab.lternet.edu/ILTER