javax.xml.registry.infomodel
Interface Concept

All Superinterfaces:
ExtensibleObject, RegistryObject

public interface Concept
extends RegistryObject

The Concept interface is used to represent taxonomy elements and their structural relationship with each other in order to describe an internal taxonomy. Concept instances are used to define tree structures where the root of the tree is a ClassificationScheme instance and each node in the tree is a Concept instance. Two Concepts may be defined as being equivalent.

Figure 1 shows how Concept instances are used to represent taxonomy elements and their structural relationship with each other in order to describe an internal taxonomy.

Using Concepts to Represent Taxonomy Elements
Figure 1. Using Concepts to Represent Taxonomy Elements

Author:
Farrukh S. Najmi
See Also:
RegistryObject, Classification, ClassificationScheme

Method Summary
 void addChildConcept(Concept concept)
          Adds a child Concept.
 void addChildConcepts(java.util.Collection concepts)
          Adds a Collection of Concept children.
 int getChildConceptCount()
          Gets number of children.
 java.util.Collection getChildrenConcepts()
          Gets all immediate children Concepts.
 ClassificationScheme getClassificationScheme()
          Gets the ClassificationScheme that this Concept is a descendent of.
 java.util.Collection getDescendantConcepts()
          Gets all descendant Concepts.
 RegistryObject getParent()
          Gets the parent Concept or ClassificationScheme for this object.
 Concept getParentConcept()
          Gets the parent Concept or null if parent is a ClassificationScheme.
 java.lang.String getPath()
          Gets the canonical path representation for this Concept.
 java.lang.String getValue()
          Gets the value (usually a code in a taxonomy) associated with this Concept.
 void removeChildConcept(Concept concept)
          Removes a child Concept.
 void removeChildConcepts(java.util.Collection concepts)
          Removes a Collection of children Concepts.
 void setValue(java.lang.String value)
          Sets the value (usually a taxonomy value) associated with this Concept.
 
Methods inherited from interface javax.xml.registry.infomodel.RegistryObject
addAssociation, addAssociations, addClassification, addClassifications, addExternalIdentifier, addExternalIdentifiers, addExternalLink, addExternalLinks, getAssociatedObjects, getAssociations, getAuditTrail, getClassifications, getDescription, getExternalIdentifiers, getExternalLinks, getKey, getLifeCycleManager, getName, getObjectType, getRegistryPackages, getSubmittingOrganization, removeAssociation, removeAssociations, removeClassification, removeClassifications, removeExternalIdentifier, removeExternalIdentifiers, removeExternalLink, removeExternalLinks, setAssociations, setClassifications, setDescription, setExternalIdentifiers, setExternalLinks, setKey, setName, toXML
 
Methods inherited from interface javax.xml.registry.infomodel.ExtensibleObject
addSlot, addSlots, getSlot, getSlots, removeSlot, removeSlots
 

Method Detail

getValue

java.lang.String getValue()
                          throws JAXRException
Gets the value (usually a code in a taxonomy) associated with this Concept.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
the value (usually a taxonomy value) associated with this Concept
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

setValue

void setValue(java.lang.String value)
              throws JAXRException
Sets the value (usually a taxonomy value) associated with this Concept.

Capability Level: 0

Parameters:
value - the value (usually a taxonomy value) associated with this Concept
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

addChildConcept

void addChildConcept(Concept concept)
                     throws JAXRException
Adds a child Concept.

Capability Level: 0

Parameters:
concept - the concept being added as a child of this object
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

addChildConcepts

void addChildConcepts(java.util.Collection concepts)
                      throws JAXRException
Adds a Collection of Concept children.

Capability Level: 0

Parameters:
concepts - the Collection of Concepts being added as a children of this object
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

removeChildConcept

void removeChildConcept(Concept concept)
                        throws JAXRException
Removes a child Concept.

Capability Level: 0

Parameters:
concept - the concept being removed as a child Concept of this object
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

removeChildConcepts

void removeChildConcepts(java.util.Collection concepts)
                         throws JAXRException
Removes a Collection of children Concepts.

Capability Level: 0

Parameters:
concepts - the Collection of Concepts being removed as children Concepts of this object
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

getChildConceptCount

int getChildConceptCount()
                         throws JAXRException
Gets number of children.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
the number of children Concepts
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

getChildrenConcepts

java.util.Collection getChildrenConcepts()
                                         throws JAXRException
Gets all immediate children Concepts.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
Collection of Concept instances. The Collection may be empty but not null.
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error
See Also:
Concept

getDescendantConcepts

java.util.Collection getDescendantConcepts()
                                           throws JAXRException
Gets all descendant Concepts.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
Collection of Concept instances. The Collection may be empty but not null.
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error
See Also:
Concept

getParentConcept

Concept getParentConcept()
                         throws JAXRException
Gets the parent Concept or null if parent is a ClassificationScheme.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
the Concept that is the parent of this object
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

getClassificationScheme

ClassificationScheme getClassificationScheme()
                                             throws JAXRException
Gets the ClassificationScheme that this Concept is a descendent of.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
the ClassificationScheme that is the ancestor of this object. May return null
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

getPath

java.lang.String getPath()
                         throws JAXRException
Gets the canonical path representation for this Concept.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
the canonical path String representing this object
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error

getParent

RegistryObject getParent()
                         throws JAXRException
Gets the parent Concept or ClassificationScheme for this object.

Capability Level: 0

Returns:
the parent Concept or ClassificationScheme for this object
Throws:
JAXRException - If the JAXR provider encounters an internal error


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