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Apollo: giving application developers a single point of access to public health models using structured vocabularies and Web services.

Abstract

This paper describes the Apollo Web Services and Apollo-SV, its related ontology. The Apollo Web Services give an end-user application a single point of access to multiple epidemic simulators. An end user can specify an analytic problem-which we define as a configuration and a query of results-exactly once and submit it to multiple epidemic simulators. The end user represents the analytic problem using a standard syntax and vocabulary, not the native languages of the simulators. We have demonstrated the feasibility of this design by implementing a set of Apollo services that provide access to two epidemic simulators and two visualizer services.

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Wagner MM, Levander JD, Brown S, Hogan WR, Millett N, Hanna J. (2013). Apollo: giving application developers a single point of access to public health models using structured vocabularies and Web services. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium, (2013)