The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a common way to describe semantic interoperability assets making it possible for everyone to search and discover them once shared through the forthcoming federation of asset repositories.
One of the main objectives of ADMS is e.g. to foster cross-boarder services in Europe by the efficient re-use of semantic assets in e-Government.
Description of ADMS
ADMS will allow public administrations, businesses, standardisation bodies and academia to:
keep their own system for documenting and storing semantic assets;
improve indexing and visibility of their own assets;
describe semantic assets in a common way so that they can be seamlessly cross-queried and discovered by the community through a single access point (Joinup);
retrieve, compare and potentially link semantic assets to one another in cross-border and cross-sector settings;
identify assets to be reused avoiding duplication and expensive design work.
Outreach of ADMS
ADMS is the first step towards a federation of european assets repositories. From mid 2012, Joinup will make available a large number of semantic interoperability assets, described using ADMS, through a federation of asset repositories of Member States, standardisation bodies and other relevant stakeholders. Through this federation, semantic interoperability assets will become retrievable and available via a single point of access.
Figure: PoolParty GUI for metadata management of controlled vocabularies – ADMS tab.
Therefore PoolParty Thesaurus Manager (PPT) now allows the content architect to fill in the full description of a controlled vocabulary (a SKOS Thesaurus) – means the meta data of a controlled vocabulary – following now also ADMS standards – these ADMS relevant meta data is automatically published with a controlled vocabulary using the ADMS RDF schema and thereby can be used to publish a vocabulary in the repository of Joinup or another relevant repository of semantic assets to ensure re-use of the controlled vocabulary and thereby interoperability for services et al.
Yesterday I gave a webinar covering the question which role SKOS plays in the linked data game. Just the day before I discovered an interesting white paper published by Fujitsu which clearly states that linked data and SKOS are excellent approaches to ‘create additional value in linking and exploiting big data for business benefit’.
I had at least five scenarios in mind in which SKOS and linked data in general can be combined. Take a look at the slides or watch the video to find out …
how to publish SKOS thesauri as linked data
how to generate SKOS from LOD sources like DBpedia
how to make use of SKOS thesauri for entity extraction & content enrichment from LOD sources
how to use linked data mechanisms for collaborative thesaurus management
how to use SKOS for linked data alignment & better disambiguation
As PoolParty Team is present at SemTechBiz Berlin 2012 (February 6-7), we want you to join us. This is why we have issued a little lottery to give away a full conference pass (€795) plus our unique PoolParty Cocktail Shaker in a set
How to enter the SKOSsy-lottery:
Enter a comment in this post. One comment per person. Describing which type of thesaurus you are interested in.
All comments must be submitted before Jan 25, 2012.
The winners will be selected at random.
Together with our PoolParty Suite, we are ready to present SKOSsy on our booth at SemTechBiz Berlin 2012 Exhibition area. SKOSsy is a handsome tool, which generates SKOS based seed-thesauri in German or in English by extracting data from DBpedia. See our finger exercise on a thesaurus describing the world of Alan Turing – done with SKOSsy.
Let us know, which knowledge realm you are interested in and join the lottery now. Good luck, and see you in Berlin.