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Sagace markup schemas for biological databases


To database providers

We are trying to make Sagace a useful search engine by providing better search results for users. As one such effort, Sagace retrieves metadata for each database entry page, if they are stored in the microdata, RDFa Lite or JSON-LD format. The obtained metadata will appear in the search results, and will help users judge the relevance of each hit.

If you wish to add microdata, RDFa Lite or JSON-LD markups to your database and its individual entries, please use the following properties. These are an extension to the schema.org vocabulary. See also Examples and References to learn how to add microdata , RDFa Lite or JSON-LD markups.

After adding markups to your web pages, you can check whether they will be properly recognized by Sagace with the online test tool.

Properties

Properties with underline are highly recommended for use.


Thing > CreativeWork > BiologicalDatabaseEntry

Properties for a biological database:

Property Expected Type Description
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax..
description Text A short description of the entry.
image URL URL of an image of the entry.
name Text The name of the entry.
url URL URL of the entry.
Properties from CreativeWork
alternativeHeadline Text A secondary title of the entry.
inLanguage Language The language of the content. Please use one of the language codes from the IETF BCP 47 standard.
dateCreated Date The date on which the content was created (in ISO 8601 date format).
dateModified Date The date on which the content was most recently modified (in ISO 8601 date format).
keywords Text The keywords/tags used to describe this content.
provider Person or Organization Specifies the person or organization that distributed the content.
Properties from WebPage
breadcrumb Text A set of links that can help a user understand and navigate a website hierarchy.
Original properties in BiologicalDatabaseEntry
entryID Text The identifier of the entry.
isEntryOf BiologicalDatabase Indicates the database to which the entry belongs.
taxon BiologicalDatabaseEntry or Text The taxonomy information of the entry.
seeAlso BiologicalDatabaseEntry or Text Reference to another resource.
reference Text or URL The identifier of the reference, such as PMID, DOI, and PMCID. For example: . If the reference doesn't have ID, use URL. For example: .

Thing > CreativeWork > BiologicalDatabase

Properties for a biological database entry:

Property Expected Type Description
Properties from Thing
description Text A short description of the database.
image URL URL of an image of the database.
name Text The name of the database.
url URL URL of the database.
Properties from CreativeWork
alternativeHeadline Text A secondary title of the database.
inLanguage Language The language of the content. Please use one of the language codes from the IETF BCP 47 standard.
dateCreated Date The date on which the content was created (in ISO 8601 date format).
dateModified Date The date on which the content was most recently modified (in ISO 8601 date format).
keywords Text The keywords/tags used to describe this content.
provider Person or Organization Specifies the person or organization that distributed the content.
Properties from WebPage
breadcrumb Text A set of links that can help a user understand and navigate a website hierarchy.
Original properties in BiologicalDatabasey
reference Text or URL The identifier of the reference, such as PMID, DOI, and PMCID. For example: . If the reference doesn't have ID, use URL. For example: .

Notes

  • You do not need to use all the properties. We recommend to use properties with underline; however, you are under no obligation to do so.
  • Properties in plural (such as keywords) can take multiple values. All the other properties can take only a single value.

Examples

  • Please refer to this link.

Tools and References



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