Data dictionary

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  • associations - user definable linkages between OTUs, e.g. host/parasite, can be linearly chained and tied to supporting data
  • chr - characters (phylogentic)
  • ces - collecting events
  • claves - dichotomous keys
  • codings - the content of matrix cells (many codings can be present in one cell)
  • contents - text blocks of a given content type
  • content_types - user defined "headings" for text content
  • confidences - definable confidence "levels", used for various data types, e.g. codings
  • content_templates - Containers for content_types, used to customize ordering and groups of content_types. These are the layout of OTU pages.
  • datasets - files of any type, for specific filetypes functions may be available (e.g. Nexus files can be translated to the database)
  • figures - ties an image and an optional caption to any data in mx
  • keywords - a customizable controlled vocabulary applied to data via tags
  • lots - records referencing more than one specimen
  • mxes - matrices
  • mxes_minus_chrs - individual characters that will be excluded from a given matrix
  • mxes_minus_otus - individual otus that will be excluded from a given matrix
  • mxes_plus_otus - individual otus that will be included in a given matrix
  • namespaces - a domain (string) for which all identifiers (strings) must be unique
  • OTU - "operational taxonomic unity", most data in mx are tied to OTUs, then through this to taxon names
  • projs - projects
  • tags - ties a keyword and some optional caption to any data in mx
  • taxon_hists - taxonomic histories, records usage of a taxon name in some combination
  • taxon_names - available taxon names, as governed- things like "Aus spp." or "Aus nr. bus" belong in OTUs.
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