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Free AIMS webinar on Skosmos, Apr 6

From: Osma Suominen <osma.suominen@helsinki.fi>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:33:51 +0300
To: "public-esw-thes@w3.org" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56FE245F.70702@helsinki.fi>
Hi all,

I'm giving a webinar on Skosmos, a tool for publishing SKOS controlled 
vocabularies on the web for human and machine use, in the AIMS series on 
Wednesday, April 6th at 14:00 UTC. The webinar is free but requires 
advance registration.

See http://aims.fao.org/node/118786 for more information and registration.


PS. Apologies for the double-posting, this was announced earlier on this 
list together with the DCMI webinar on skos-history but this session was 
not very visible in that context.

Publishing SKOS Concept Schemes with Skosmos

     With more and more thesauri, classifications and other knowledge 
organization systems being published as Linked Data using SKOS, the 
question arises how best to make them available on the web. While just 
publishing the Linked Data triples is possible using a number of RDF 
publishing tools, those tools are not very well suited for SKOS data, 
because they cannot support term-based searching and lookup.

     This webinar presents Skosmos, an open source web-based SKOS 
vocabulary browser that uses a SPARQL endpoint as its back-end. It can 
be used by e.g. libraries and archives as a publishing platform for 
controlled vocabularies such as thesauri, lightweight ontologies, 
classifications and authority files. The Finnish national thesaurus and 
ontology service Finto, operated by the National Library of Finland, is 
built using Skosmos.

     Skosmos provides a multilingual user interface for browsing and 
searching the data and for visualizing concept hierarchies. The user 
interface has been developed by analyzing the results of repeated 
usability tests. All of the SKOS data is made available as Linked Data. 
A developer-friendly REST API is also available providing access for 
using vocabularies in other applications such as annotation systems.

     We will describe what kind of infrastructure is necessary for 
Skosmos and how to set it up for your own SKOS data. We will also 
present examples where Skosmos is being used around the world.

Osma Suominen
D.Sc. (Tech), Information Systems Specialist
National Library of Finland
P.O. Box 26 (Kaikukatu 4)
Tel. +358 50 3199529
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