Ensuring the interoperability of the Analytical Information Markup Language (AnIML)


Alexander Roth, alexander.roth@nist.gov1, Ronny Jopp, ronny.jopp@nist.gov1, Peter J. Linstrom2, and Gary W. Kramer, gary.kramer@nist.gov1. (1) Biochemical Science Division, NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Bldg. 227; Rm. A-157, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8312, (2) Physical and Chemical Properties Division, NIST, Building 221, Room A357, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8380, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-0830
AnIML (Analytical Information Markup Language) is being created by ASTM Subcommittee E13.15 to describe chromatography and spectroscopy data and metadata based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language) and its associated technologies. Once in AnIML format, analytical data can be interchanged over the web, converted to other formats, validated, or visualized in multiple formats using existing XML-based tools.

AnIML is built around a core schema that defines ways for describing almost any data. Technique Definition files are used to constrain the myriad data description mechanisms available for a given analytical technique to only those commonly accepted, to delineate the metadata items ordinarily associated with such domain data, and to permit content extension by vendors and users without changing the core schema. This presentation will describe the naming and design rules (NDRs) and other techniques being employed to ensure that AnIML is as interoperable as possible with other markup languages.


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