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SKOS Version of UNESCO nomenclature

From: Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez <pastor@um.es>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:17:17 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFkhdr_ZgwaPMufoag-Xthr1RkYfrt163yR4gdKd+NXTPywSAA@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Dear all:

We report about the availability, for viewing and downloading, of the SKOS
version of the *UNESCO Nomenclature for fields of Science and Technology*.
The URL is:


As many of you know this nomenclature is used mainly to classify Research
Projects and Dissertations (UNESCO codes). For the preparation of the
dataset were used original documents [1] and some additional sources [2],

Besides the utility of browse the nomenclature, we have implemented a
number of characteristics that make a model of publishing Linked Open Data
in our opinion quite complete:

   - Browse and search categories.
   - Interface and content in three languages (English, Spanish and
   - RDF dataset avalaible in Turtle and  RDF/XML.
   - Dataset description with VoID.
   - SPARQL Endpoint)
   - Semantic markup using RDFa 1.1.

It is planned to extend the service by adding a version in Portuguese and
additional datasets to connect with external classifications and thesauri.

The system has been created with PHP and MySQL (using ARC2). We are working
to release the code of classes developed for the project and publish them
on GitHub or Google Code. I will send a message when available.

Please contact me directly (pastor@um.es) to questions or suggestions or if
any malfunction or translation errors are detected.

The project is part of the activities of the Research Group of Information
Technology [4] at the University of Murcia and the UNESCO Chair in
Information Management in Organizations.

Kind regards,

[1] http://unesdoc.unesco.org/Ulis/cgi-bin/ulis.pl?catno=82946&gp=0&lin=1
[2] http://www.et.bs.ehu.es/varios/unesco.htm
[3] http://fisica.unmsm.edu.pe/pdf/CODIGOS%20UNESCO.pdf
[4] http://www.um.es/gtiweb/

Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez, Ph.D.
Dep. of Information and Documentation
Faculty of Communication and Documentation
University of Murcia
phone: +34 868 88 7252
Received on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 12:17:48 UTC

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