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IVOA Registry Relational Schema
Version 1.0

IVOA Working Draft 09 September 2013

Interest/Working Group:
Markus Demleitner, Paul Harrison,Marco Molinaro, Gretchen Greene,Theresa Dower,Menelaos Perdikeas
Markus Demleitner


Registries provide a mechanism with which VO applications can discover and select resources - first and foremost data and services - that are relevant for a particular scientific problem. This specification defines an interface for searching this resource metadata based on the IVOA's TAP protocol. It specifies a set of tables that comprise a useful subset of the information contained in the registry records, as well as the table's data content in terms of the XML VOResource data model. The general design of the system is geared towards allowing easy authoring of queries.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Working Draft for review by IVOA members and other interested parties.
It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.It is inappropriate to use IVOA Working Drafts as reference materials or to cite them as other than "work in progress".

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