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

From: Carlos Iglesias <contact@carlosiglesias.es>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:31:31 +0100
Message-ID: <CAAa1XznM+wkV05aj0qonCqsnPF5b5pubXboGsiOXziR34e5-Og@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bastiaan Deblieck <bastiaan.deblieck@tenforce.com>
Cc: Charles RUELLE <charles.ruelle@gmail.com>, Peter Krantz <peter@peterkrantz.se>, euopendata@lists.okfn.org, public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hello Bastiaan and all,

I would also say that EUROVOC is the obvious option for the Commission’s
own data resources and those of other European institutions, but I am not
sure about its suitability for public sector bodies from the different
Member States, as we may be loosing national specificity and peculiarities,
not to mention if you would like also to be compatible beyond the European
borders in the future.

IMHO EUROVOC is a really good option for the EC Open Data portal, but I am
not sure whether it could be the same for the pan-European one. At least I
think this is an issue that it is worth some analysis, and also count on
the different national perspectives, opinions and expectations.

Regards,
 Carlos Iglesias, Independent Open Data Consultant.
 carlosiglesias.es
 @carlosiglesias


On 1 March 2013 15:13, 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)<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<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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