Member States: BE, GR, AT, DE, HU, NL, SE, PL, MT, IE, IT, LV, SL, ESEU Institutions: SANCO, MARE, EMSA, JRC,
In the period November 2012 – February 2013, we have carried out a pilot to demonstrate that the Core Location Vocabulary and related INSPIRE data specifications on addresses can be applied to aggregate address data from various sources and contribute to overcoming the aforementioned obstacles. In particular, the pilot entails the following steps: Develop (provisional) URI sets enabling Belgian addresses to be uniquely identified and looked up on the Web by well-formed HTTP URIs;Represent existing address data from the federal and regional road and address registers using the Core Location vocabulary and experimental INSPIRE RDF vocabularies;Put in place a linked data infrastructure that allows querying harmonised Belgian addresses from a SPARQL endpoint (see Figure 3).Demonstrate the value of the linked data infrastructure to disambiguate, lookup, and link address data using simple Web-based standards such as HTTP, XML, and RDF.
2013 06-21 - semic2013 - putting the core vocabularies into practice
SEMIC 2013, Dublin, 21 May 2013ISA ProgrammeAction 1.1 - Semantic InteroperabilityStijn.Goedertier@pwc.beNikos.Loutas@pwc.bePutting the core vocabularies intopractice
Outline1. What are the Core Vocabularies?2. Why are they relevant to publicadministrations?3. How are they used?4
Core vocabulariesSimplified, re-usable, andextensible data models thatcapture the fundamentalcharacteristics of a data entityin a context-neutral fashion.COREVOCABULARYPUBLICSERVICEhttps://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/431605
Building consensus on corevocabularies• 2 WGs with each 60+ members• 21+ EU Member States• Following a formal process andmethodology• Public review periods• Re-using existing standardshttps://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/431606
4 core vocabularies7COREVOCABULARYPUBLICSERVICEFundamental characteristics of a person.Fundamental characteristics of a legal entity, such aslegal identifier, name, company type, activities.Fundamental characteristics of a location, representedas an address, a geographic name, or a geometry.Fundamental characteristics of a public service.
3 representation formatsRDFschemaRe-usesexistingLinked DatavocabulariesISA Open Metadata Licence v1.1Re-uses CoreComponentsTechnicalSpecification(CCTS).XMLschemaConceptualmodelRe-useexistingconcepts inCCL, INSPIRE,etc.Maintained by W3C (Government Linked Data Working Group)8
Outline1. What are the Core Vocabularies?2. Why are they relevant?3. How are they already put in practice?9
Why relevant?1. 1. Interoperability of base registers:common vocabularies for authentic sources ofGovernment data2. “Basic data” a Minimal Viable Product.3. 2. Interoperability of public services:greatest common denominator to which one canadd context-specific extensions.10
• Recommendation 12. Publicadministrations, when working toestablish European publicservices, should developinterfaces to authentic sourcesand align them at semantic andtechnical level.European Interoperability Frameworkhttp://ec.europa.eu/isa/documents/isa_annex_ii_eif_en.pdf1. Interoperability of baseregisters11
Denmark: “Good basic data foreveryone”http://www.digst.dk/1. Interoperability of baseregisters12
E-SENS: common building blocks forcross-border public services• The core vocabularies as a starting point forcontext-specific vocabularies.• E.g. E-CODEX re-uses the Core PersonVocabulary.2. Interoperability forpublic services13
OSLO: Open Standards for LocalAdministrations142. Interoperability forpublic services• Putting the corevocabularies into alocal context.• Localadministrationsneed locallyenriched datamodels ánd data.
Core Vocabularies0. About the ISA Programme1. What are the Core Vocabularies?2. Why are they relevant for publicadministrations?3. How are they already put in practice?15
Known implementationsRe-use by e-CODEX large-scale pilot on eJusticeRe-use by Open Corporates5 pilot implementations initiated by the ISAProgramme:• 25 public administrations• 14 Member States• 4 EU Institutions...16
Interconnecting Belgianaddress registersCore Location Pilot: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/63242LOGD INFRASTRUCTUREUrBIS - BrusselsCapital RegionCRAB - Flanders PICC - Wallonia Civil registerNGI – NationalGeographic InstituteDATA CONSUMERsample address data in native formatLinked address dataCommon Data modelsRDF viewSPARQL endpointINSPIRElookup, disambiguate, link17• XML and RDFviews onrelational dataserved over aWeb interfaceXML viewXquery,Xpath
Core public service vocabularyDescribe public services “only once” using astandard vocabulary, make machine-readabledescriptions available to others so that theybecome searchable on many governmentalaccess portals.Core Public ServiceVocabularyhttps://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/core_public_service/description23
Flemish Intergovernmental Productand service catalogue (IPDC)http://www.corve.be/projecten/lokaal/IPDC/Exchange of servicecatalogue data betweennational, regional, andlocal governments.REST web service thatreturns XML. XSLT toconvert into Core PublicService.Project manager: KatrienDe Smet, CORVE (presentat SEMIC 2013!)24
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