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Dear Yann, all,
I am very pleased to see this session at RDA P14. As you know we are precisely investigating the issue of FAIR semantics in the Ontology Metadata task group since VSSIG rebranding in 2017.
I have presented about this at RDA P11 IGAD’s premeeting, along with Barbara’s during RDA P11 VSSIG section.
Our three main results (with B. Dutta, CC) were:
MOD1.2, a vocabulary for ontology metadata description:
A case study and implementation on the AgroPortal ontology repository:
A survey and its analysis about ontology metadata:
Biswanath and I are still regularly interacting on MOD1.4 (sse branch) and we are trying to find some support to move to MOD2.0 that will be based on new DCAT.
Yann, it would be great to see your initiative on FAIR semantics joining us in this effort of making semantic resources (of course we are not interested only in ontologies) more FAIR. I am eager to see what you have in mind and to move forward on this subject. I understood FAIRsFAIR has a task on this and is willing to help, perfect!
Unfortunately, I will not be in P14 nor Biswanath or Anne. And even worst, at the same time I will be participating to the Agrisemantics session which is at the same time. So I cannot give another presentation about our work and results.
Maybe Biswanath can?
Happy to discuss this further. Please keep us in the loop.
It would be too bad to restart from scratch another branch or task group on the topic of FAIR semantics in VSSIG. Plus, we (the ontology/vocabulary repository providers: BioPortal, OLS, AgroPortal, etc.) offer definitively the perfect environments to make FAIR semantics a reality πŸ˜‰
Dr. Clement JONQUET – PhD in Informatics – Associate Professor
University of Montpellier (LIRMM)

FAIR data requires FAIR ontologies, how do we do? from INRAE (MISTEA) and University of Montpellier (LIRMM)