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Inventory of data standards for food & agriculture

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Presented at Seeds&chips conference, in the session on "The Semantic Web of Food" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs0ktMlmals)

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Inventory of data standards for food & agriculture

  1. 1. An inventory of data standards for food and agriculture Valeria Pesce GFAR Secretariat Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) #SemanticWebOfFood @IC3FOODS @SeedsAndChips @godanSec
  2. 2. Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition initiative (GODAN) The GODAN initiative was one of the outputs of the G8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture and was announced at the Open Government Partnership Conference in October 2013. The initiative focuses on building high-level support among governments, policymakers, international organizations and business. Currently around 500 partners worldwide from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organizations.
  3. 3. GODAN’s facilitation of work on semantics Partnership with Research Data Alliance > Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) >> WGs on Wheat Data, Rice Data, “AgriSemantics” DFID GODAN funding stream >> GODAN Action project >> Global map of data standards for food and agriculture >> Gap analysis on availability and adoption of standards Join!
  4. 4. What types of data standards • All formalizations of ways to describe, model, identify and link data. • What in W3C terms is defined as “vocabularies”* * https://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/XGR-lld-vocabdataset-20111025/ Metadata element set Schema Application profile Classification scheme Taxonomy Terminology Thesaurus Subject heading scheme Model Ontology Messaging standard Name authority list Code list Dictionary Glossary List Description / modelling Reference, authority Element sets / Description vocabularies “Value” vocabularies
  5. 5. Purpose of the global map of data standards • The main purpose of a global map of data standards in a specific field is to promote the discovery and reuse of vocabularies and their properties, classes and controlled values. The reuse of existing vocabularies promotes greater interoperability between vocabularies and datasets. paraphrasing what the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative says about their DCMI Registry (http://dcmi.kc.tsukuba.ac.jp/dcregistry/ ) • Help identify overlaps, duplication, gaps and limits to adoption, >> encourages not to duplicate efforts and to collaborate to both develop and use common standards
  6. 6. Map of standards so far VEST / AgroPortal MAP OF STANDARDS vest.agrisemantics.org Number of data standards by domain
  7. 7. Food and nutrition surely under-represented Food product dataFood and nutrition
  8. 8. Challenges: Not published? http://www.ic-foods.org/core-activities/ontologies ??
  9. 9. Call to action If You are the owner / manager of a data standard / vocabulary relevant for food and agriculture-related data You know of any data standard / vocabulary relevant for food and agriculture-related data that is not currently in the map HELP US improve the map http://vest.agrisemantics.org  Add new standards that are not in the map yet  “Claim” a standard that is there and improve its description  Give us feedback on the metadata and categorizations we use
  10. 10. Thank you Valeria Pesce Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) GFAR Secretariat #SemanticWebOfFood @IC3FOODS @SeedsAndChips @godanSec
  11. 11. Useful links • FAO standards: http://www.fao.org/statistics/standards/en/ • INFOODS food standards: http://www.fao.org/infoods/infoods/standards- guidelines/en/ • GODAN: http://godan.info • GODAN Action map of standards: http://vest.agrisemantics.org • AgroPortal: http://agroportal.lirmm.fr • The assessment process used by the UK Government’s Open Standards Board: Core questions: https://standards.data.gov.uk/core-assessment-questions Evaluation questions: https://standards.data.gov.uk/evaluating-proposal- what-expect • The ODI Open Data Certificates criteria at https://certificates.theodi.org/en/ (applicable to standards published as open vocabularies)
  12. 12. Global map of standards: working together A global map of existing standards for the exchange of data in the field of food and agriculture

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