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Re: [euopendata] Classification of open datasets...

From: Bastiaan Deblieck <bastiaan.deblieck@tenforce.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 15:13:41 +0100
Message-ID: <CADuGLMka6N7YD7qb4r5PdeUM-n28=QfwuUke4uwNoDHJp-7p=g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles RUELLE <charles.ruelle@gmail.com>, Peter Krantz <peter@peterkrantz.se>, euopendata@lists.okfn.org, public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hello,

Please allow me to give the TenForce view on this situation. At TenForce we
are collaborating very closely with the EC and with other open data
initiatives throughout Europe. As a commercial company we follow research
activities and apply their results in our projects. With regards to this
discussion we are strong supporters of:
- EUROVOC: http://eurovoc.europa.eu/drupal/
- ADMS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asset_Description_Metadata_Schema_(ADMS)
- DCAT: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Data_Catalog_Vocabulary

We are convinced that these are excellent vocabularies to facilitate
multilingual data exchange and linking. We have been using and will be
using these "tools" in our projects for government and industry. From this
experience we know that EUROVOC is/will be key in anything the EC does in
the area of open data. The Open Data Portal of the EU uses DCAT/DCT and is
aligned in general terms to be compatible with ADMS, cf.
http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/linked-data

Future activities in the area of linked open data on a European scale will
almost certainly involve these vocabularies. Contracts like this
http://epsiplatform.eu/content/ec-publishes-open-data-tender have been
attributed and are moving forward.

Best Regards,
Bastiaan Deblieck


On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Charles RUELLE <charles.ruelle@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> This topic is very interesting.
> In France, for data.gouv.fr (the french open data portal) we currently
> use Eurovoc to describe our datasets.
> Do you know who is using Eurovoc ? What are others classifications that
> are used ?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Charles RUELLE
> @charlesruelle
> CTO of Etalab - French Prime Minister's task force for Open Government and
> Open Data
>
> Le 1 mars 2013 à 10:32, Peter Krantz <peter@peterkrantz.se> a écrit :
>
> > Hi!
> >
> > Many countries are developing national portals with metadata about
> > open datasets from the public sector. To make datasets easier to find
> > and to lower the threshold for pan-european (or global) re-use it
> > would be great if classification of datasets followed a shared
> > taxonomy.
> >
> > There are many candidates that could be used, e.g. Eurovoc [1], NACE
> > [2]. I would be grateful for any pointers if there is work going on to
> > harmonize classification of datasets on a global or European level.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Peter Krantz
> > http://www.peterkrantz.com
> > @peterkz_swe
> >
> > [1]: http://eurovoc.europa.eu/ - availabble as LOD
> > [2]: http://ec.europa.eu/competition/mergers/cases/index/nace_all.html
> >
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