C5.118 Pilot implementation of a CDM Library functionality for the output of structured descriptive content

Taxon descriptions and other factual data are an essential component of taxonomic output. Up to now, the CDM programming library supports such data only in unstructured (textual) form. Structured descriptive data has to be integrated into the CDM and the library has to support its output. Creating an editor to input this type of data is not attempted within the EDIT project, largely because fully functional tools are available for this purpose. Instead, importing files following the international standard SDD (Structured Descriptive Data) format is made possible. This allows integrating descriptive data from other sources (such as Xper² or Lucid knowledge bases), benefitting from the richness of these tools as explained in a previous document (see use cases in C.5.081).