Incorporating Units Markup Language (UnitsML) into AnIML (Analytical Information Markup Language)


Ronny Jopp, ronny.jopp@nist.gov1, Alexander Roth, alexander.roth@nist.gov1, Peter J. Linstrom2, and Gary W. Kramer, gary.kramer@nist.gov1. (1) Biochemical Science Division, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 227; Rm. A-159, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8312, (2) Physical and Chemical Properties Division, NIST, Building 221, Room A357, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8380, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-0830
Units Markup Language (UnitsML) is being developed to encode scientific units of measure using XML (eXtensible Markup Language). The development and deployment of a markup language specifically for units will allow for the unambiguous storage, exchange, and processing of numeric data, thus facilitating collaboration and the sharing of information, especially over the Internet. Incorporating UnitsML into other markup languages prevents duplication of effort and improves interoperability.

ASTM Subcommittee E13.15 is creating AnIML (Analytical Information Markup Language) to describe chromatography and spectroscopy data and metadata based on XML and its associated technologies. AnIML facilitates access to analytical data by building in descriptions of the data and metadata with delimited tags. UnitsML is being employed to handle the markup of the units information in AnIML. This presentation will describe how UnitsML is being used and how it is being incorporated into AnIML.


XML in Chemistry
8:30 AM-11:30 AM, Tuesday, 28 March 2006 Georgia World Congress Center -- B302, Oral

Division of Chemical Information

The 231st ACS National Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 26-30, 2006