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Title: Providing an application-specific interface over a CERIF back-end: challenges and solutions
Authors: Ivanović, Dragan 
Houssos, Nikos 
Keywords: CERIF data model;wrapper;ENGAGE;REST API
Issue Date: 13-May-2014
Publisher: euroCRIS
Source: "Managing Data-Intensive Science: the Role of Research Information Systems in Realising the Digital Agenda": Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (2014)
Procedia Computer Science 33: 11-17 (2014)
Series/Report no.: CRIS2014: 12th International Conference on Current Research Information Systems (Rome, May 13-15, 2014)
Conference: CRIS2014 Conference 
This paper presents a case of presenting information modelled in CERIF through an application-specific programming interface
which does not require CERIF expertise by the developers. The CERIF data model is semantically rich and can be used for
detailed description of entities of scientific / research activity. A sophisticated application interface is required to exploit the full range of CERIF capabilities. On the other hand, it is obvious that data about scientific-research entities are utilised by users and
software developers with various level of familiarity with the CERIF model. Because of the diversity of CRIS systems’ users’
knowledge of CERIF, in certain cases it is useful to create an additional application interface with elements of some simple
model which can be easily understood and used by users with low level or without any knowledge of CERIF. The article presents
the design and implementation of a wrapper that enables bidirectional conversion of entered data using a simple model
application interface to a CERIF back-end and the use of the wrapper in the ENGAGE project as part of an open infrastructure for Public Sector Information.
Delivered at the CRIS2014 Conference in Rome; published in Procedia Computer Science 33 (Jul 2014).

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