WebEAV: Automatic metadata-driven generation of Web interfaces to entity-attribute-value databases
Journal/Book: J Amer Med Inform Assoc. 2000; 7: 210 S 13Th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. Hanley & Belfus Inc. 343-356.
Abstract: The task of creating and maintaining a front end to a large institutional entity-attribute-value (EAV) database can be cumbersome when using traditional client-server technology. Switching to Web technology as a delivery vehicle solves some of these problems but introduces others. In particular, Web development environments tend to be primitive, and many features that client-server developers take for granted are missing. WebEAV is a generic framework for Web development that is intended to streamline the process of Web application development for databases having a significant EAV component. It also addresses some challenging user interface issues that arise when any complex system is created. The authors describe the architecture of WebEAV and provide an overview of its features with suitable examples.
Note: Article Nadkarni PM, Yale Univ, Sch Med, Ctr Med Informat, POB 208009, New Haven,CT 06520 USA