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2014 04 semic

  1. 1. Presentations by Johannes Keizer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Dr. Johannes Keizer AIMS - Team Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN Open vocabularies, a need for linked open data infrastructures – the “VocBench” an open source project for a SKOS editor Presentation at SEMIC 2014 – Semantic Interoperability Conference Athens, 2014-04-08
  2. 2. I don’t want to preach to the converted 
  3. 3. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org But…… dream….
  4. 4. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org ….and reality 4
  5. 5. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org What is the meaning of Linked Open Data - Technologically open - Semantically open 5
  6. 6. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6599 6
  7. 7. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org http://agris.fao.org/agris- search/search.do?recordID=PH2013000181 7
  8. 8. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org The IFPRI case in AGRIS A user queries the system AGRIS record with Agrovoc keywords At least one Agrovoc keyword is a Country name The system queries IFPRI sparql endpoint (http://data.ifpri.org/sparql/ ) to retrieve the global hunger index (GHI) and the child mortality rate related to the Country
  9. 9. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org From RDF Silos to Linked Data 9 In the ideal world
  10. 10. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org ..but we can at least make reality like this 10 Interoperability through vocabulary mapping
  11. 11. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org Vocabularies linked to AGROVOC 11
  12. 12. Maintenance of SKOS - The VocBench 1
  13. 13. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org The VocBench! 13
  14. 14. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org • Collaborative Management • Validation&Publication Workflow • Fine grained user management • Full editing history • RSS Feeds • Fine-grained metadata and editorial notes • Multilinguality • Multildingual vocabularies and multilingual application • Native RDF support • Support for different triple stores • SKOS-XL Management • SPARQl query/update • More features • Large scale thesauri management • Extensibility • Constant Evolution And, last but not the least: Free and Open Source! (http://vocbench.uniroma2.it) Why should I buy it? 14
  15. 15. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org Continuous Evolution VB2.1 (coming in these days)  Self-installing DB, with auto-updating scripts, Wizard-driven system configuration, with import/export of configuration profiles  SPARQL module: query/update content directly through the SPARQL query language for RDF; syntax completion & highlight  Multi scheme management: now concepts can be shared among different schemes  RSS feeds for all editing actions VB2.5 (at the end of the year)  Multi scheme alignment  External Linking 15
  16. 16. johannes keizerhttp://aims.fao.org Growing Community Here is a list of partners adopting, or concretely considering the adoption of, VB2.0:  FAO (Agrovoc, Biotech, Land and Water, FAO Topics, etc..)  EU Documentation Office (EUROVOC)  Italian Senate (Teseo)  European Environment Protection Agency (GEMET)  Harvard (UAT: Unified Astronomy Thesaurus)  EC Parliament Library  INRA (Infrastructure nationale AnaEE France , in the context of AnaEE project)  CABI  UNCCD: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (…)  Scottish Government (gov metadata)  …and others more 16
  17. 17. ..and more  http://rd-alliance.org/  http://www.aginfra.eu  http://agris.fao.org/  http://aims.fao.org  http://ring.ciard.net  http://www.ciard.net

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