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From "Kevin R. Coombes" <>
Subject Re: formal database schema?
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:34:54 GMT
Hmm.  This _might_ be what I want, even though my immediate reaction is 
that it may be too self-referential to send back to the reviewer.  (Is 
JSON really the write language/format in which to describe JSON 
documents?)  But it's a start; thanks.

On 4/9/2012 9:41 AM, Jeroen Janssen wrote:
> Hi,
> Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but there is a draft
> JSON schema specification at which is "a JSON
> based format for defining the structure of JSON data".
> Best regards,
> Jeroen
> On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Kevin R. Coombes
> <>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> We just had a manuscript that describes three applications of CouchDB in
>> bioinformatics  accepted with minor revisions.  (I think this will be the
>> first paper describing a CouchDB application in the area of bioinformatics.)
>> One of the requested minor changes is for "schematics, data models, etc".
>>   I'm sure that the reviewer is thinking about the kinds of schema diagrams
>> that can easily be supplied for a relational database.  Other than a table
>> or a screenshot showing the reviewer what a typical document looks like in
>> these databases, does anyone know of equivalent tools or diagrams to
>> describe a document-oriented database? Are there any (formal) design or
>> document conventions that have evolved or are evolving for describing
>> databases built using Couch?
>>     Kevin
>> In case anyone wants to take a look at the applications, here are the URLs:
>> geneSmash
>> drugBase
>> HapMap-CN

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