SKOS and Other W3C Vocabulary Related Activities. Gail Hodge Information International Assoc. NKOS Workshop Denver, CO June 10, 2005. Acknowledgements. Based on: Presentation by Alistair Miles of the Rutherford Laboratory at the OpenForum on Metadata Registries, April 2005.
Information International Assoc.
June 10, 2005
"The Semantic Web is an extension of the current web in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation."
The Semantic Web provides a common technological framework (i.e. URI, RDF, SPARQL, RDFS, OWL …) that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries.
Chartered through January 31, 2006
Chartered through January, 2006
Chartered (roughly) till end of 2005
(written in WSDL 2.0)
An extensible RDF language for describing concepts and concept schemes …
… a concept scheme is a ‘set of concepts, optionally including relationships between concepts.’ …
… i.e. controlled vocabularies, thesauri, classification schemes, glossaries, subject heading systems, terminologies …
… e.g. AAT, DDC, AGROVOC …
… more flexible, less demanding approach to modelling concepts …
… better suited to types of KOS mentioned …
… requiring little or no remodelling to express in RDF …
… therefore low cost, while adding value through simple benefits of RDF/semantic web approach.
<skos:scopeNote>Includes cooperative measures in banking, trade, industry, etc. between and among countries.</skos:scopeNote>
3000”> [Economic policy]
3022”> [industrial cooperation]
concept/3500> [Economic integration]
<skos:inScheme rdf: resource=http://www.ukat.org.uk/thesaurus/>