Cornell 2011 05-13


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This is one out of a series of presentations which I have given during a recent trip to the United States. I will make them all public, but content does not vary a lot between some of them

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Cornell 2011 05-13

  1. 1. The CIARD (Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for development) initiative and a global infrastructure for linked open data (LOD)<br />Dr. Johannes Keizer<br />Office ofKnowledge Exchange, Research and Extension<br />Food andAgricultureOrganizationofthe UN<br />Talk ad Mann Library, Cornell University<br />Ithaca, 2011-05-06<br />
  2. 2. We will promote research for food and agriculture, including research to adapt to, and mitigate climate change, and access to research results and technologies at national, regional and international levels. <br />We will reinvigorate national research systems and will share information and best practices. <br />We will improve access to knowledge.<br />worldfoodsummit 2009<br />
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  4. 4. AOS/AGMES<br />agricultural information management standards and services<br />Agris Consultations<br />Coherence in Information<br />forAgriculturalResearchforDevelopment<br />…since then<br />
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  6. 6. Involving Institutions into CIARD<br /><ul><li>Contributions
  7. 7. promote and implement the CIARD vision and objectives
  8. 8. register products and services on research outputs through the CIARD RING
  9. 9. adopt/promote international standards related to digital research outputs
  10. 10. register institutional profile on Checklist
  11. 11. share lessons learned and experiences</li></ul>Benefits:<br />increased national/international visibility and use of their research output and content services <br />increased exchange of information content between their system(s) and others <br />increased awareness of other research outputs through information content and services <br />increased access to specialised expertise and knowledge and other partners’ proven solutions<br />
  12. 12. Coherence in Information<br />forAgriculturalResearchforDevelopment<br />A new global movement to provide a platform for coherence <br />between information-related initiatives <br />to make public domain agricultural research information and knowledge <br />truly accessible to all <br />2009<br />2007<br />2008<br />2005<br />2010<br />2012<br />2011<br />1st IISAST Consultation <br />TASK FORCES<br />CIARD Initiative launched <br />(15 founding partners)<br />Regional Consultations<br />70 countries 150 info prof.<br />2nd IISAST Consultation<br />GCARD 2012<br />e-Consultation & Beijing Consultation<br />+ Regional Workshops<br />CIARD endorsed (GCARD and FARA)<br />+112 partners and growing…<br />
  13. 13. Advocacy Task Force<br />Capacity Building Task Force<br />Content Management Task Force<br />
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  15. 15. The AIMS Community<br />
  16. 16. …. and now to the technical stuff<br />
  17. 17. Information InfrastructureforAgriculturalResearch and Innovation<br />
  18. 18. DistributedRepositories<br /><ul><li>stats
  19. 19. gene banks
  20. 20. gis data
  21. 21. blogs,
  22. 22. journals
  23. 23. open archives
  24. 24. raw data
  25. 25. technologies
  26. 26. learningobjects
  27. 27. ………..</li></li></ul><li>
  28. 28. Example: BBC Wildlife Finder<br />
  29. 29. Humboldt Squid page, pulled together from a diversity of Linked Data sources<br />BBC TV Documentary<br />BBC News item<br />Wikipedia<br />Animal Diversity Web:Nocturnal way of life<br />
  30. 30. talk about now<br />Vocabularies and Linked Open Data<br />An Idea about an Infrastructure<br />Elements for the Infrastructure<br />AGROVOC and the VocBench<br />AgroTagger and OpenCalais<br />LODE-BD<br />Tools<br />The RING<br />Implementation Example: AGRIS<br />
  31. 31. Vocabularies and <br />Linked Open Data<br />
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  37. 37. Linking data through common URIs<br />TOXIC SUBSTANCES<br /><br />UNBIS<br />AGROVOC<br />NALT<br /><br /><br /><br />Eurovoc<br />;TR9600026<br />!685149~!1&ri=1&aspect=subtab124&menu=search&source=~!horizon<br /><br /> owl:sameAs<br />skos: exact match UNBIS: Toxic Substances<br />
  38. 38. If all institutions, which publish about toxic wastes would:<br /><ul><li>- Index their publications with URIs from AGROVOC,GEMET, NALT, LCSH or EUROVOC
  39. 39. (many do – low hanging fruit!)
  40. 40. - Publish their metadata as LOD
  41. 41. (quite easy to do, bibData map well to RDF</li></ul>Then<br />Everyone who knows to write SparqlQeries could get all these publications with one shot for a new website on toxic wastes<br />
  42. 42. Vocabularies and LOD<br />Simply publishing your data as RDF does not link them to other data sets <br />Creating this links by humans is interesting in detail, but unrealistic as mass processing<br />Linking 2 standard vocabularies can link 200 datasets which use these standard vocabularies<br />
  43. 43. …just out of the pipele<br />-----Original Message-----From: Antoine Isaac [] Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 7:19 PMTo: UDC SummaryCc: Anibaldi, Stefano (OEKC); Dan BrickleySubject: Re: AGRIS Journals and UDC URIs/ checkingAida, Stefano,…..Of course the first hints re. URIs is to keep it short. seems a bit long.Then it might be interesting to use "class" somewhere, if you're going to release entities with a different type one day.On the most difficult issue, class numbers vs. DB identifiers. Probably you will have to create both, if you want to intercept these cases where concepts have changed class number.…………<br />
  44. 44. RING<br />routemapto information nodes and gateways<br />VocBench<br />concepts and entitiesreferencetriples<br />Cloud<br />storagefor RDF data triples<br />Tools<br />LOD<br />enabled software <br />LOD Generator<br />triplifier,<br />concept and entityidentifier<br />Data Services<br />Webservices + APIsto triple stores<br />agINFRA - the elements<br />
  45. 45. ….views into the construction site<br />VocBench<br />AGROVOC LOD on VocBench 1.1<br />LOD Generator<br />Do you know openCalais?<br />AgroTagger Testing Site<br />LODE-BD<br />The RING:<br />Tools<br />AgriDrupal<br />AgriOceanDspace :<br />
  46. 46. Thank You!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />