Langual stands for "langua alimentaria" or "language of food". it is an automated method for describing, capturing and retrieving data about food. the work on langual was started in the late 1970's by the center for food safety and applied nutrition (cfsan) of the united states food and drug administration as an ongoing co-operative effort of specialists in food technology, information science and nutrition. the thesaurus provides a standardized language for describing foods, specifically for classifying food products for information retrieval. langual is based on the concept that: - any food (or food product) can be systematically described by a combination of characteristics - these characteristics can be categorized into viewpoints and coded for computer processing - the resulting viewpoint/characteristic codes can be used to retrieve data about the food from external databases

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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Langua aLimentaria Thesaurus should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
B2067   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Langua aLimentaria Thesaurus should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE

A provider turns a local unique identifiers from a resource into a URI. Many providers are also resolvable as URLs (i.e., they can be used in a web browser).

The local unique identifier B2067 is used to demonstrate the providers available for Langua aLimentaria Thesaurus. A guide for curating additional providers can be found here.

Name Metaprefix URI
Langua aLimentaria Thesaurus langual
Bioregistry bioregistry