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From Jeroen Janssen <jeroen.jans...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: formal database schema?
Date Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:41:51 GMT
Hi,

Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but there is a draft
JSON schema specification at http://json-schema.org/ 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
<kevin.r.coombes@gmail.com> 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
>
>  http://app1.bioinformatics.mdanderson.org/genesmash/_design/basic/index.html
> drugBase
>
>  http://app1.bioinformatics.mdanderson.org/drugbase/_design/basic/index.html
> HapMap-CN
>    http://app1.bioinformatics.mdanderson.org/hapmap/_design/basic/index.html
>

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