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IImplementationSpecification.java
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package org.openscience.cdk;

/**
 * Interface that is used to describe the specification of a certain
 * implementation of an algorithm.
 *
 * @cdk.module standard
 * @cdk.githash
 */
00033 public interface IImplementationSpecification {

      /**
       * Pointer to a dictionary or ontology describing a unique
       * algorithm.
       * 
       * @return the URN pointing to a (virtual) dictionary or ontology.
       */
    public String getSpecificationReference();
    
    /**
     * Human-readable name for the implementation for the algorithm
     * specified by the reference.
     * 
     * @return the name of this implementation
     */
    public String getImplementationTitle();
    
    /**
     * Identifier for this implementation which must include
     * version information. The format is free.
     * 
     * @return a free format identifier for this implementation
     */
    public String getImplementationIdentifier();
    
    /**
     * Human-readable name for the vendor that holds copyright for this
     * implementation.
     * 
     * @return the copyright holder of the implementation
     */
    public String getImplementationVendor();
    
}


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