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thoughts on map2model

From: McLeod, Kenneth <Kenneth.McLeod@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:38:57 +0000
To: Leyla Garcia <ljgarcia@ebi.ac.uk>, Niall Beard <niall.beard@manchester.ac.uk>
CC: "public-bioschemas@w3.org" <public-bioschemas@w3.org>, "Gray, Alasdair J G" <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
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Dear Leyla, Niall

As you have both used map2model, Alasdair and I wondered if you had any suggestions for how to improve the tooling/workflow?

>From our perspective we like the fact that contributors are able to write their specifications in gDocs. We feel using map2model to generate the markdown/html files, which involves logging into google via the browser then manually copying the generated files to the bioschemas.github.io repo, is not ideal. In a perfect world, we would turn this into a fully automatic service where the editor was able to 'push a button', and the newly generated spec would appear on the bioschemas site. However, I am not a python dev and have no experience with the google platform, so I am not sure how complex/expensive this would be. With the limited resources available we need a simple/quick solution and suspect that the automatic service is too time consuming.

Guillermo planned to have the editors use map2model directly, but this seems unlikely due to the complexity of installing git, python3, map2model ...

Our third option was that a small group of people (initially Alasdair and myself) run map2model on behalf of the editors. When the editors wish to publish a new draft, they send a message (perhaps a Git issue?) and a member of the group runs map2model and updates the bioschema's site. Despite the obvious flaws, this is the quickest solution to implement and thus our current favourite.

Is there a fourth option? Any other thoughts?

Thanks for your input,



Kenneth McLeod, PhD

Biomedical Systems Engineering Lab: http://www.bisel.uk
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University



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