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My presentation of agINFRA at the G8 agricultural open data conference

My presentation of agINFRA at the G8 agricultural open data conference

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  • 1. Presentations by Johannes Keizer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.Dr. Johannes KeizerOffice of Knowledge Exchange, Research and ExtensionFood and Agriculture Organization of the UNagINFRA - Elements for an InformationInfrastructure for linked open dataPresentation at the G8 open data for agriculture 2013-04-30
  • 2. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org
  • 3. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.orgagINFRA valuesWe truly believe that scientific dataA | Open | Must be open and interlinkedNOT subject to barriers, based on standard formats and avoiding buildingdata silos due to lack of interrelatedness and ad-hoc APIs.B | Meaningful | Must be meaningful through explicit semanticsC | Reliable | Must be reliable, traceable and accessibleD | Actionable | Must be actionable trough services that empower researchReusing the semantics already provided in mature terminologies andontologies that are exposed and interlinked through the Web.Any kind of research objects can be stored in the data infrastructure, andthere are NO barriers to expressing relations between these objects tocapture the context of research activities.Data is not useful without flexible and adaptable services that allowresearchers to act on the data in the ways they need.
  • 4. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.orgagINFRA principlesInfrastructureBe sustainable in thelong termAllow for heterogeneousand rich kinds of datafeaturing semanticsExpose everything aslinked open dataWe trust that the following principles support the valuesPeopleKnow and adapt to theneeds of researchersProvide out-of-the-box,easy to adopt componentsFoster collaboration andsharing of data, via searchbut also casual discoveryServicesUse existing componentssupported by strongcommunitiesCreate open services thatcan be easily composedAdapt services to researchworkflows
  • 5. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org... A very abstract picture
  • 6. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.orgElements for an information infrastructureRINGroutemap to informationnodes and gatewaysToolsLODenabled softwareVocabServerVocBenchconcepts and entitiestriplesLOD Generatortriplifier,concept and entityidentifierData ServicesPortals,Webservices +APIs to triple storesCloudstorage for RDFtriples
  • 7. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.orghttp://agsharedemo.agroknow.grhttp://greenlearningnetwork.org/fskn/fskn-main/http://greenlearningnetwork.org/fao-codex/FAO-codex/
  • 8. agINFRA aims not to build oneInfrastructure, but tofacilitate manyinfrastructures,or better to create elementsfor interoperableinfrastructures