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17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP09), Prague : Tchèque, République (2009)
The ATLAS metadata interface
S. Albrand1, J. Fulachier1, F. Lambert1
ATLAS Collaboration(s)

AMI is the main interface for searching for ATLAS datasets using physics metadata criteria. AMI has been implemented as a generic database management framework which allows parallel searching over many catalogues, which may have differing schema, and may be distributed geographically, using different RDBMS. The main features of the web interface will be described; in particular the powerful graphic query builder. The use of XML/XLST technology ensures that all commands can be used either on the web or from a command line interface via a web service. We will also discuss how we have been able to use the AMI mechanism to describe database tables which belong to other applications so that the AMI generic interfaces can be used for browsing or querying the information they contain.
1 :  LPSC - Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie