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

From: Peter Krantz <peter@peterkrantz.se>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 18:53:14 +0100
Message-ID: <CAGtW=Ms97oAm=vxba+BGqNFbzuA09T1a7Wrd8MWjoDVa1zu2Tg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
Cc: public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
2013/3/4 Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>:
> I was going
> to give an example, but it appears that you can't download the SKOS
> XML without being a registered user (which I couldn't figure out how
> to do). Also, it looks like the licensing around Eurovoc doesn't
> appear to be particularly "open" [2].

For unknown reasons they have made it difficult to download the
machine readable version. You need a "free of charge licence
agreement" which is signed on paper, scanned and emailed to you if you
ask for a license. Not entirely sure about what they want to prevent
based on the license terms [1].

> It would be great to see some demonstrations of using a thesaurus like
> Eurovoc to provide cross-repository topical views of datasets. If
> anyone has seen anything like that (using Eurovoc or another
> thesaurus) I would greatly appreciate a pointer.

I have implemented DCAT over Atom on opengov.se and tried mapping some
keywords to Eurovoc (see an example at [2]). This feed is syndicated
to publicdata.eu (or was earlier at least).

I have a recent version of Eurovoc in SKOS [3] if you want to take a
look (but please read the text in [4] before clicking the link:-). If
I have understood correctly, each language version of a concept gets
its own URI. That should make it harder to do comparisons without
loading it all into a triple store.



[1]: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s14/sh/ca6a6e9b-fb7c-4665-945c-ee94dd06d0a2/ca29d25aa0d422a2d5663e0edba458a7
[2]: http://www.opengov.se/data/115/rdf/
[3]: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2372866/eurovoc/eurovoc_skos.zip
[4]: Reproduced and adapted from the original language editions of the
EuroVoc Thesaurus (Edition 4.4) (C) The European Union, 2012.
Responsibility for the reproduction and adaptation lies entirely with
Peter Krantz.
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