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

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 10:37:59 -0500
To: W3C public GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
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Hi,
Continuation of discussion on EU Open Data list & egov-ig lists that is relevant to the W3C GLD WG list.

Cheers,
Bernadette

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> Resent-From: public-egov-ig@w3.org
> From: Martin Alvarez-Espinar <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>
> Subject: Re: [euopendata] Classification of open datasets...
> Date: March 4, 2013 8:07:55 AM EST
> To: Carlos Iglesias <contact@carlosiglesias.es>, Bastiaan Deblieck <bastiaan.deblieck@tenforce.com>, Charles RUELLE <charles.ruelle@gmail.com>, Peter Krantz <peter@peterkrantz.se>
> Cc: EU Open Data Working Group <euopendata@lists.okfn.org>, public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Today, the Spanish Government released a Technical Interoperability
> Standard on PSI reuse [1]. This document is a collection of guidelines
> addressed to all the Spanish public bodies involved in Open Data.
> These guidelines are about publishing using standards, identification
> through URIs, exposing catalog metadata based on DCAT, etc. Apart from
> that, there is a concept scheme (which Carlos Iglesias mentioned [2])
> with basic themes to be used in the classification of datasets.
> 
> Concepts are described in RDF and they need references with other
> resources and translations for their labels. Also, the HTML
> redirection doesn't work properly yet.
> 
> See the 22-concept taxonomy translated into English at [3].
> 
> Best,
> 
> Martin
> 
> [1] http://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2013-2380 (Spanish)
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-egov-ig/2013Mar/0013.html
> [3] http://www.w3.org/community/opendataspain/2013/03/04/simple-classification-scheme-public-sector/
> 
> On Sun, Mar 3, 2013 at 8:31 PM, Carlos Iglesias
> <contact@carlosiglesias.es> wrote:
>> 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)
>>> - 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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>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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