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Vocabularies - Managing Them

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A presentation given at the recent TDWG conference in Montpellier.

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Vocabularies - Managing Them

  1. 1. GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY Kehan Harman Researcher – NHM, London 9 November 2009 WWW.GBIF.ORG Vocabularies – Managing Them Roger Hyam Markus D ö ring David Remsen
  2. 2. Summary <ul><li>What?
  3. 3. Why?
  4. 4. How?
  5. 5. Where do we go from here? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summary <ul><li>What?
  7. 7. Why?
  8. 8. How?
  9. 9. Where do we go from here? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>What?
  11. 11. Why?
  12. 12. How?
  13. 13. Where do we go from here? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>What?
  15. 15. Why?
  16. 16. How?
  17. 17. Where do we go from here? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Summary <ul><li>What?
  19. 19. Why?
  20. 20. How?
  21. 21. Where do we go from here? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Vocabularies in the Wild <ul><li>TDWG Content Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Regions
  23. 23. Botanical Authors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO Codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries (3166)
  24. 24. Languages (639) </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Vocabularies in the Wild <ul><li>TDWG Content Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Regions
  26. 26. Botanical Authors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO Codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries (3166)
  27. 27. Languages (639) </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Vocabularies in the Wild <ul><li>TDWG Content Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Regions
  29. 29. Botanical Authors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO Codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries (3166)
  30. 30. Languages (639) </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Vocabularies in the Wild <ul><li>TDWG Content Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Regions
  32. 32. Botanical Authors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO Codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries (3166)
  33. 33. Languages (639) </li></ul></ul>L. W.Sm. DC.
  34. 34. Vocabularies in the Wild <ul><li>TDWG Content Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic Regions
  35. 35. Botanical Authors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ISO Codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries (3166)
  36. 36. Languages (639) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DwC recommended controlled vocabularies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>occurrenceStatus
  37. 37. basisOfRecord </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Opportunity? <ul><li>Associate data with standardised terms
  39. 39. i18n/l10n </li></ul>
  40. 40. Threat? <ul><li>Expires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Un-normalised data </li></ul>
  41. 41. Threat? <ul><li>Expires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Un-normalised data </li></ul>
  42. 42. Threat? <ul><li>Expires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Un-normalised data </li></ul>X
  43. 43. Threat? <ul><li>Expires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Un-normalised data </li></ul>X
  44. 44. Threat? <ul><li>Expires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Un-normalised data </li></ul>X X
  45. 45. Need <ul><li>Accessible 'Content Standards'
  46. 46. Definitions
  47. 47. Identifiers
  48. 48. i18n
  49. 49. Disambiguation
  50. 50. Workflow </li></ul>
  51. 51. Need <ul><li>Accessible 'Content Standards'
  52. 52. Definitions
  53. 53. Identifiers
  54. 54. i18n
  55. 55. Disambiguation
  56. 56. Workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Identifiers
  57. 57. Identifiers
  58. 58. Identifiers
  59. 59. HTTP/URI </li></ul>
  60. 60. Need <ul><li>Accessible 'Content Standards'
  61. 61. Definitions
  62. 62. Identifiers
  63. 63. i18n
  64. 64. Disambiguation
  65. 65. Workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Identifiers
  66. 66. Identifiers
  67. 67. Identifiers
  68. 68. HTTP/URI </li></ul>
  69. 69. Community Participation
  70. 70. Community Participation
  71. 72. GBIF Vocabulary* Server * and DwC extension http://vocabularies.gbif.org
  72. 73. Vocabulary Server <ul><li>What is a Vocab? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardised concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Additional metadata </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multilingual 'Labels' for concepts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GET responses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Download </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TSV/CSV </li></ul></ul>
  73. 74. Vocabulary: ISO Country Codes Concept: Bolivia (BO)
  74. 75. Term Language Βολιβία Modern Greek (el) बोलिविया Sanskrit (sa) بوليفيا Arabic (ar) Vocabulary: ISO Country Codes Concept: Bolivia (BO) Terms:
  75. 76. Workflow <ul><li>Draft, Review, Published </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fluid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifiers harden up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add concepts?
  76. 77. Add multilingual terms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  77. 78. Workflow <ul><li>Draft, Review, Published </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fluid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifiers harden up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add concepts?
  78. 79. Add multilingual terms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  79. 80. Workflow <ul><li>Draft, Review, Published </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fluid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifiers harden up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add concepts?
  80. 81. Add multilingual terms </li></ul></ul></ul>New Revisio
  81. 82. Workflow <ul><li>Draft, Review, Published </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fluid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identifiers harden up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Add concepts?
  82. 83. Add multilingual terms </li></ul></ul></ul>New Revision
  83. 84. Next steps?
  84. 85. How to contact GBIF: Web site: www.gbif.org Data portal: data.gbif.org Vocabs: vocabularies.gbif.org GBIF Secretariat Universitetsparken 15 2100 Copenhagen Denmark E-mail: info@gbif.org [email_address] Phone: +45 3532 1470 Fax: +45 3532 1480

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