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uBio provides access to the Taxonomic Name Service via SOAP. SOAP allows users to access uBio data as if it were a local resource. For example, a library may have a database of fish pictures it serves. Users may query by name to find pictures. The developer of this system could use NameBank to access additional names that can be used to ensure than name queries find the pictures even if the name wasn't originally attached to the picture.


A remote application uses uBio SOAP services to add taxonomic intelligence to application. In this figure an application serving images annotated with scientific names uses uBio web services to allow users to find images when searching by common name.
Service access to uBio metadata
TNS 1 represents the first generation of uBio web services. Output is a serialized SOAP object and the underlying data store is a subset of the current NameBank.
TNS 2 is the most current service and outputs a single XML object.
NameBank and classificationBank metadata is also available via RDF which can be resolved via a Life Sciences Unique Identifier or HTTP.

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