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It takes time and expertise to maintain a concept dictionary, which many implementations cannot afford. It is also hard to maintain the same concept dictionary on multiple servers within an organization. The goal of this sprint is to make it easier to import and keep up to date a centrally managed concept dictionary such as MVP/CIEL. To make it happen we will:

1. Create Dictionary Publishing Module (DP Module). We will publish the MVP/CIEL dictionary for any interested parties under a publicly available URL. Over time we will be releasing updates to the MVP/CIEL dictionary, which will be also published.
2. Create Dictionary Subscribing Module (DS Module), which will have to be installed by anyone who will want to import and keep up to date the MVP/CIEL dictionary. Each time there is an update to a subscribed dictionary, an administrator will be notified and given a choice to upgrade. The first version of the module will allow to subscribe to only one dictionary and only on a fresh installation (without any other concepts).

3. Modify Metadata Sharing Module to use the Concept Pub Sub Module to maintain local concept mappings, which are used to identify the origin of a concept i.e. by whom it was published.

General Info

Topic: Sharing Concept Dictionary

Lead: Rafal Korytkowski

Date: 1-October-2012 to 21-October-2012

Kickoff meeting: 1-October-2012, 3:00 PM UTC (10:00 AM EDT) at (IRC will be our backup plan).

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Kickoff meeting recording:

Metadata Sharing Module code: for META tickets with fix version 1.1.

Dictionary Publishing Module code: for META tickets with fix version DictionaryPublishing 1.0

Dictionary Subscribing Module code: for META tickets with fix version DictionarySubscribing 1.0

ConceptPubSub Module code: for META tickets with fix version ConceptPubSub 1.0