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

From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:07:25 -0500
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In addition to the vocabs that have been mentioned here (esp. W3C DCAT
and ADMS), a particularly interesting opportunity is Lexvo.org
<http://www.lexvo.org/>, which tries to solve the multi-lingual
problem using canonical terms in a particularly linked data-friendly
way.

>From their site: "Lexvo.org brings information about languages, words,
characters, and other human language-related entities to the Linked
Data Web and Semantic Web. The Linked Data Web <http://linkeddata.org>
is a worldwide initiative to create a Web of Data that exposes the
relationships between entities in our world. Lexvo.org adds a new
perspective to this Web by exposing how everything in our world is
connected in terms of language, e.g. by considering semantic
relationships between multilingual labels (like book or New York).
Lexvo not only defines global IDs (URIs) for language-related objects,
but also ensures that these identifiers are dereferenceable and highly
interconnected as well as externally linked to a variety of resources
on the Web...."

John

On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 9:13 AM, Bastiaan Deblieck
<bastiaan.deblieck@tenforce.com> wrote:
> 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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