ICES vocabulary web services

ICES vocabulary web services offer a possibility to search and retrieve data from RECO database by granting direct access to the data.

RECO is a database that manages all the codes, code types and lists that are used in ICES databases.

The following web services are provided:

  • RECO POX Web Services - plain Old XML (POX) style services provide instant access to lists and details of vocabularies in RECO database.

  • RECO semantic Web Services - This semantic web services allow the retrieval of data stored in Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples that are aligned with Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) to provide a knowledge representation of RECO vocabularies in order to allow machine processing on a global scale. Semantic web services are built around universal standards for the interchange of semantic data, which makes it easy for programmers to combine data from different sources and services without losing meaning.

  • ICES VOCABULARIES API - This REST Web APIs allow the retrieval data from ICES vocabulary database and the response can be in various formats, such as HTML, XML, plain text, PDF, JPEG, JSON, and others depending on what the client requests.