The following information was designed to give an overview of the functionality contained within the Lexical Grid Enterprise Vocabulary Services (LexEVS). As a beginner or experienced terminology user you will find this information useful when choosing if the LexEVS services are right for your institution or application.
Additional Functional Qualification
Model - The LexGrid model is Mayo Clinic's proposal for standard storage of controlled vocabularies and ontologies. These are the high-level objects incorporated into the model definition.
Authoring - The APIs provide the capability to author a Code System and its contents.
Versioning - An ordered collection of state changes that define the transformation of a set of resources from one consistent state to another.
CTS2 - Support for Common Terminology Services.
Mapping - Concept, Instance, or Association mapping between two different ontologies.
Value Set - Value Set Definition within the LexGrid logical model defines the contents of a Value Set. The contents are coded entities defined in the referenced Code System.
Pick List - Pick List Definition within the LexGrid logical model defines an ordered list of entity codes and corresponding presentations drawn from a resolved Value Set Definition.
Loaders - LexEVS includes the loaders listed in this document.
Exporters - LexEVS includes predefined exporters.
Query - LexEVS provides a set of query services and APIs
Extensibility - LexEVS provides extendability through a pluggable framework for use locally or as contributions to the community via open source.
Semantic Web - LexEVS supports the semantic web.
Other - Relevant non-functional attributes are typically covered by the underlying architecture.