The data tree editor can be used to create and maintain ADatP-3 and STANAG 3377 compliant target category trees according to STANAG 3596.
To unify military evaluation within NATO, STANAG 3596 (Standardisation Agreement) standardises target categories that define the vocabulary and syntax of evaluation reports. The target categories form hierarchical data structures that define and logically structure the term list used in the creation of reports. This allows the types, states, properties and activities of target objects to be described.
The Data Tree Editor provides a suitable functionality and intuitive user interface for easy creation and maintenance of these hierarchical data structures. DbEd supports category trees according to STANAG 3596 in ADatP-3 format (Allied Data Publication 3) and Air Reconnaissance Report Forms (STANAG 3377).
The contents and connections of the nodes of the trees are stored in a relational database (ORACLE) after modification and visualised by means of an interactive tree representation. The representation can be adjusted by folding/unfolding the subtrees. A graphical overview and a powerful search function facilitate navigation in larger trees.
To manage target categories, functions are available for easy creation, renaming, copying, moving and deleting of objects with multi-level undo. Several target categories can be loaded from the database and edited in parallel, and categories can be imported or exported. To avoid data replication, subtrees can be declared as templates which are referenced from other tree areas.