Title: Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV)

Project Coordinator: Bernard VATANT, Pierre-Yves VANDENBUSSCHE

Contact Email: bvatant A_T gmail.com

Project Description: Vocabularies we are about are the many dialects (RDFS and OWL ontologies) used in the growing linked data Web. Most popular ones form now a core of Semantic Web standards de jure (SKOS, Dublin Core, FRBR …) or de facto (FOAF, Event Ontology …). But many more are published and used. Not only linked data leverage a growing set of vocabularies, but vocabularies themselves rely more and more on each other through reusing, refining or extending, stating equivalences, declaring metadata.

LOV project aims at : - providing easy access methods to this vocabularies ecosystem, and in particular by making explicit the ways they link to each other - providing metrics on how they are used in the linked data cloud - helping to improve their understanding, visibility, usability, and overall quality.

LOV provides a technical platform for search and quality assessment among the vocabularies ecosystem. This project is currently hosted by Mondeca company http://labs.mondeca.com/dataset/lov, but we are now convinced that this project should be integrated in a public organization which can ensure this project/resource sustainability. We hope to find in Open Knowledge Foundation a long term solution for this valuable project and resources.

Tags: okfn-project-proposal, datacatalog, opendata, linked-open-data, webapp, visualisation, vocabulary

Resources: To achieve our vision, we need a hosting server to be independent of any private interest. We currently have the human resources required to support this project but are open to welcome anyone who is interested in.

Conformance with OKFN Project Criteria: “We agree to the OKFN project criteria”.

Please, let us know if OKFN could host the project or not.


Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche and Bernard vatant

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