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Tool DRAFT Specification v. 0.1

Bioschemas specification for describing a SoftwareApplication in the life-science.


Contributors

The following people have been involved in the creation of this specification document. They are all members of the Tools group.

Group Leader(s)
Other team members

Description

The Life Science Tools specification provides a way to describe bioscience tools and software on the World Wide Web. It defines a set of metadata and vocabularies, built on top of existing technologies and standards, that can be used to represent such tools in Web pages and applications. The goal of the specification is to make it easier to discover, exchange and integrate information about life science tools across the Internet.


Schema.org hierarchy

This is a new Profile that fits into the schema.org hierarchy as follows:

Thing > CreativeWork > SoftwareApplication



Key to specification table

Schema.org properties where the Expected Types have been changed, or new (i.e., Bioschemas created) properties/types are green.

Schema.org properties/types are red.

Pending Schema.org properties/types are blue.

External (i.e., from 3rd party ontology) properties/types are black.


CD = Cardinality


Property Expected Type Description CD Controlled Vocabulary
Marginality: Minimum
description Text Schema: A description of the item.
Bioschemas: A short description of the item.
ONE
featureList Text
URL
Schema: Features or modules provided by this application (and possibly required by other applications).
Bioschemas: Please choose values from EDAM:Operation.
MANY EDAM:Operation
name Text Schema: The name of the item. ONE
rdf:type URL Bioschemas: This is used by validation tools to indentify the profile used. You must use the value specified in the Controlled Vocabulary column. ONE SIO:000097 (sofware entity)
softwareVersion Text Schema: Version of the software instance. ONE
url URL Schema: URL of the item.
Bioschemas: URL of the item. This property can be used on a page listing many software tools, to indicate each individual tool's page.
ONE
Marginality: Recommended
citation CreativeWork
Text
Schema: A citation or reference to another creative work, such as another publication, web page, scholarly article, etc.
Bioschemas: Publication about this software.
MANY
license Text Schema: A license document that applies to this content, typically indicated by URL.
Bioschemas: The applicable software license.
Note: Bioschemas have changed the Expected Types from CreativeWork and URL to Text.
MANY
publisher Organization
Person
Schema: The publisher of the creative work.
Bioschemas: Use for contacts or 'credit'.
MANY
Marginality: Optional
applicationCategory Text Schema: Type of software application, e.g. 'Game, Multimedia'.
Bioschemas: Type of software e.g. database, tool, service.
Note: Bioschemas have removed URL from the Expected Types.
MANY Please choose terms from the 'tool type' table in the biotools documentation
dateCreated Date
DateTime
Schema: The date on which the CreativeWork was created or the item was added to a DataFeed. ONE
dateModified Date
DateTime
Schema: The date on which the CreativeWork was most recently modified or when the item's entry was modified within a DataFeed. ONE
hasPart SoftwareApplication Schema: Indicates a CreativeWork that is (in some sense) a part of this CreativeWork. Inverse property: isPartOf.
Bioschemas: Used to describe tools included into suites/bundles/workflows.
Note: Bioschemas have changed the Expected Type from CreativeWork to SoftwareApplication.
MANY
keywords Text Schema: Keywords or tags used to describe this content. Multiple entries in a keywords list are typically delimited by commas. ONE EDAM:Topic
offers Offer Schema: An offer to provide this item—for example, an offer to sell a product, rent the DVD of a movie, perform a service, or give away tickets to an event. MANY
operatingSystem Text Schema: Operating systems supported (Windows 7, OSX 10.6, Android 1.6).
Bioschemas: Operating systems on which the app runs.
MANY
potentialAction URL Schema: Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
Bioschemas: The input format of the data. Must be one of the EDAM:Data concept labels or one of its synonyms.
Note: Bioschemas have changed the Expected Type from Action to URL.
MANY EDAM:Data
potentialAction URL Schema: Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
Bioschemas: The output format of the data. Must be one of the EDAM:Data concept labels or one of its synonyms.
Note: Bioschemas have changed the Expected Type from Action to URL.
MANY EDAM:Data
softwareHelp CreativeWork Schema: Software application help.
Bioschemas: A documentation for the tool.
MANY
softwareRequirements Text
URL
Schema: Component dependency requirements for application. This includes runtime environments and shared libraries that are not included in the application distribution package, but required to run the application (Examples: DirectX, Java or .NET runtime).
MANY

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