Thomas Thurner

ADEQUATe for the Quality of Open Data

The ADEQUATe project builds on two observations: An increasing amount of Open Data becomes available as an important resource for emerging businesses and furtheron the integration of such open, freely re-usable data sources into organisations’ data warehouse and data management systems is seen as a key success factor for competitive advantages in a data-driven economy. Continue reading

Andreas Blumauer

Survey on “Perception and Relevance of Controlled Vocabulary Quality Issues”

The University of Vienna (Research Group Multimedia Information Systems) and the Semantic Web Company are conducting a survey on “Perception and Relevance of Controlled Vocabulary Quality Issues”.

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The survey is aimed at practitioners who are using or who are planning to use controlled vocabularies in their organisation. We’d be happy if you take the time to fill in the questionnaire here.

The goal of this study is to find out how developers and users of controlled vocabularies deal with quality aspects of these vocabularies. More specifically, we want to answer these questions:

  • What does vocabulary quality mean for taxonomists?
  • Given a number of possible quality issues, what is their relevance in practical settings?
  • What vocabulary usage scenarios are affected by the quality issues?

The questionnaire can be answered anonymously. Similar to our preceding
survey from last year (Do Controlled Vocabularies Matter?) we will publish the results as a scientific contribution so the community can gain a better knowledge on how to
create and use controlled vocabularies.