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Narwhal Processor

Description

Software library to process and normalize data. It can be used to develop solutions around biodiversity data quality. It is based in Java.

Author(s)

Christian Gendreau

Publisher(s)

Canadensys, Monday, March 25, 2013

Target audience

GBIF Nodes, IT specialists, Software developers

Abstract

Narwhal-processor is a processing library that normalizes data of a known type. Current and proposed data types that can be normalized include date, country name, continent, state and province, coordinates and numeric ranges (altitude, depth). The goal of this library is to provide a set of processing functions through a common Java interface that supports JavaBeans to be used as a low-level processing library with few secondary or contextual validations. A front-end and API are available at http://data.canadensys.net/tools/ and the library is scheduled to be included in the GBIF DwC-A validator.

Contributor(s)

David Shorthouse; Peter Desmet; Daniel Amariles, Oscar Fonts

Rights

Copyright (c) 2011-2013, Canadensys MIT License Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Rights holder

Canadensys