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Semantic Infrastructure Concept of Operations - Existing caBIG® Semantics Implementation


Advanced Tables - Table Plus




Provides model mapping services in support of building caCORE-like applications and facilitates data mapping and transformation among different kinds of data sources including:

  • HL7 v2 messages
  • HL7 v3 messages
  • SDTM (Study Data Tabulation Model) data sets
  • MMS (model mapping service, object to relational mapping)
  • GME Mapping (create mappings between schemas) Mapping Tool Core Engine


A collection of tools and services that support 11179 metadata development, registration and access. See individual tools for product descriptions.

  • UML Loader
  • CDE Browser
  • Admin Tool
  • Curation Tool
  • Form Builder
  • Sentinel Tool
  • Freestyle API
  • caDSR Services
  • Bulk Loader
  • Semantic Integration Workbench
  • UML Model Browser
  • XMI Handler
  • Object Cart
  • Domain Class Browser


  • Global Model Exchange (GME)
  • Index Service
  • Metadata Model Service
  • Grid Trust Service
  • Grid Grouper
  • Dorian
  • Credential Delegation Service
  • Authentication Service
  • Federated Query Processor
  • Taverna Workflow
  • BPEL Workflow
  • Introduce
  • Data Services
  • Web Single Sign On (Web SSO)
  • Transfer Service

CDE Browser

"Data Element Centric" Browser – view of caDSR content from perspective of individual data elements – organized by owning Context and classifications within each context, including folders containing the CDEs that are associated with data collection forms that have been registered in caDSR.

CDE Curation Tool

A 11179 content development tool that aids in the development and maintenance of caDSR metadata.

Common Security Module (CSM)

A solution to allow application developers to integrate security into their services with minimal coding effort. It is integrated with caGrid security framework and helps eliminate the need for development teams to create their own security methodology.

Enterprise Vocabulary Service

A collection of tools and services that support terminology development, maintenance and access. See individual tools for product descriptions.

  • LexEVS
  • Bioportal (retired June 2010)
  • NCI Term Browser
  • NCI Report Writer
  • NCI Protégé
  • Semantic Media Wiki

Form Builder

A caDSR tool for developing, maintaining and accessing metadata descriptions of CDEs grouped into modules as a series of question/answer sequences that together create the metadata representation of a "form".

Semantic Integration Workbench

A caDSR tool for annotating UML Domain Model classes, attributes, associations and enumerations with NCIt controlled terminology.

UML Model Browser

A caDSR tool for viewing the caDSR 11179 content that have been recorded in caDSR from an XMI representation of a UML Domain Model. The UML Model Browser provides a view of this content using the model owners names and definitions, and as a collection of UML classes and attributes.

UML Model Loader

A tool that parses the classes, attributes, associations and enumerations contained in an XMI file representing a UML Model Domain Model. The loader transform and records these UML elements into 11179 items in caDSR. The content can be viewed using the UML Model Browser, the CDE Browser or accessed via any of the caDSR tools and services.

caDSR Sentinel Tool

A tool that allows users to subscribe to receive reports about specific categories/collections of changes in caDSR metadata. For example, creating a subscription to receive a report when any part of a CDE that has been used in a particular UML Model, or Form, is changed/edited. A formatted report is sent to an email account or to a server containing the before and after changes to caDSR metadata and related items.

caXchange Software Development Kit

Generates a set of web and grid service artifacts from a semantically annotated XMI file, including an XML Schema representing the service data, a WSDL, and the deployable client/server files.

Common Logging Module (CLM)

A set of tools that provides a flexible and comprehensive solution for auditing and logging. This tool is used with UML models represented as XMI to provide object oriented event logging and log query/view capabilities.

CGMM (CSM to grid migration module)



A 11179 registry and MS Excel and EA add-ins. The cgMDR includes UIs for creating instances of 11179 registry objects, MS Excel and EA for accessing cgMDR, caDSR, EVS or local terminology concepts to create and use 11179 content from within MS Excel and EA.

XMI Handler Archive

A tool for reading and writing to an XMI file. This tool is used by SDK, caAdapter, UML Loader, SIW and Bulk Loader.

Admin Tool Archive

A tool for creating caDSR content, lookup tables and user accounts.

Bulk Loader Archive

A tool that reuses the UML Loader to transform and record caDSR content from annotated MS Excel spreadsheets.

caDSR Services

A set of web, html, java, perl and grid services for accessing caDSR content.

Freestyle API

A UI and API that supports query and weighting of results based on 11179 metamodel, across multiple caDSR objects and attributes simultaneously, regardless of type. For example, using an identifier, find the caDSR item (regardless of whether it's a CDE, VD, OC, etc), weight/order search results based on the type of content. This api is used by the SIW.

Object Cart

An interface that provides a 'shopping cart' feature for use with caDSR or other products that have a need to store objects for later processing, for example, in the CDE Browser and Form Builder to pass items from CDE Browser search results to Form Builder for use in describing forms.

Domain Class Browser

An SDK generated interface for browsing caDSR content via the caDSR and UML Project Domain Models. It supports the same QBE query style as the SDK generated services and returns results in either HTML or XML format.