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XSIL: Extensible scientific interchange language

Blackburn, Kent and Lazzarini, Albert and Prince, Tom and Williams, Roy (1999) XSIL: Extensible scientific interchange language. In: High-Performance Computing and Networking. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. No.1593. Springer , Berlin, pp. 513-524. ISBN 9783540658214.

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We motivate and define the XSIL language as a flexible, hierarchical, extensible transport language for scientific data objects. The entire object may be represented in the file, or there may be metadata in the XSIL file, with a powerful, fault-tolerant linking mechanism to external data. The language is based on XML, and is designed not only for parsing and processing by machines, but also for presentation to humans through web browsers and web-database technology. There is a natural mapping between the elements of the XSIL language and the object model into which they are translated by the parser. As well as common objects (Parameter, Array, Time, Table), we have extended XSIL to include the IGWDFrame, used by gravitational-wave observatories.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Springer-Verlag.
Group:Center for Advanced Computing Research, LIGO
Subject Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar; Binary File; Document Type Definition; Stream Element; Frame Object
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue or Number:1593
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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