Florian Huber

Visualize PoolParty project data with SKOS Play! in four steps

There is a new functionality in PoolParty 5.5 that allows users to manage the skos:inScheme relationship of their concepts.

When you activate the skos:inScheme functionality for your PoolParty project you can create input data for SKOS Play! very easy. SKOS Play! is a free application that lets you render and visualize SKOS taxonomies in different formats (html, pdf) and different graphical representations (tree tabular, etc.).

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Andreas Blumauer

Insights into Nature’s Data Publishing Portal

In recent years, Nature has adopted linked data technologies on a broader scale. Andreas Blumauer was intrigued to discover more about the strategy and technologies behind. He had the opportunity to talk with Michele Pasin and Tony Hammond who are the architects of Nature’s data publishing portal.

 

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Helmut Nagy

How PoolParty and ISO 25964 fit together

The release of the ISO standard for thesauri “ISO 25964 Part 1: Thesauri for information retrieval” in 2011 was a huge step, as it replaced standards that dated back to 1986 (ISO 2788) and 1985 (ISO 5964). By that, methodologies from a pre-Web era, when thesauri where rather developed to be published on paper have been further developed. The new standard also brought a shift from a term-based model to a concept-based model stating: “Each term included in a thesaurus should represent a single concept (or unit of thought)” – from: ISO 25964 Part 1, page 15. That brings it close to Semantic Web based data models like SKOS and also shows that formerly disconnected communities are now working together.

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