Data Discovery Paradigms IG

IG

Group details

Chair(s): 
Anita De Waard, Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa, Mingfang Wu, Fotis Psomopolous
Secretariat Liaison: 
Kathy Fontaine
TAB Liaison: 
Andrew Treloar
Case Statement: 
 

RDA Interest Group Charter

Name of Interest Group:  Data Discovery Paradigms IG


Introduction:

An emerging statement on research data is that it should be FAIR: “Findable, Accessible, Interpretable and Reusable”. To comply with the first of these criteria, being Findable, we need a data infrastructure that supports users in discovering research data regardless of its location or the manner in which it is stored, described and exposed. This is a significant and growing challenge, as the number of research data repositories, and the need for cross-disciplinary data discovery, increases. This interest group aims to explore common elements and shared issues that those who search for data, and who build systems that enable data search, share.

 

Objectives:

The objectives for this interest group are to provide a forum where representatives from across the spectrum of stakeholders and roles pertaining to data search can discuss issues related to improving data discovery. The goal is to identify concrete deliverables such as a registry of data search engines, common test datasets, usage metrics, and a collection of data search use cases and competency questions.

 

Key questions the IG wishes to address:

At RDAP8, we identified a long list of topics pertaining to data discovery, which were then voted by the group members to a shortlist of 10 topics. The top 5 of these have been selected as the key Task Forces which the group is focusing on (linked to the wiki page for each Task Force); three of them have started working already: 

For more details on the full list of potential task forces and the process followed in selecting them, please see the page on Task Forces.

Timeline:

Related Activities:

  • NASA’s WG on Search Relevancy – focus is on improving search result relevance for EOSDIS data
  • ESIP’s Information Quality Cluster and NASA’s WG on Data Quality are both addressing ways of capturing and conveying quality information
  • W3C’s Best Practices for Spatial Data on the Web aims to improve discoverability and accessibility of geodata

Other RDA IGs whose activities are of interest and who we will interact with:

  • Metadata
  • Registries
  • Brokering
  • PIDs
  • Research data collections

 

Participation:

The Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group is open to all members and encourages active participation through the Task Force mechanism. Task Forces have phone coniferences on a regular basis. To become active in either the Task Forces or propose other activities for the IG,, please contact the Chairs. 

 

 

Recent Activity

04 Sep 2017

Reminder: Relevancy Ranking TF meeting: 5 Sept. at 11am UTC

Dear All,
The next relevancy ranking TF meeting is on 5th Sept. at 11am UTC.
We sent a survey to collect information about current practices of data
repositories in setting up data search services. As of on 1st Sept., we
got 114 responses, 20 out of 114 are incomplete ones. A preliminary summary
of 94 complete responses is available here
.
More analyses on possible correlations will be discussed.
Regards,
Ming
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16 Aug 2017

Re: [datadiscovery] Interesting Article on Data Discovery

This might be an interesting read for this group:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00799-017-0227-5
International Journal on Digital Libraries, pp 1–16
Extracting discourse elements and annotating scientific documents using the SciAnnotDoc model: a use case in gender documents
Authors Hélène de Ribaupierre, Gilles Falquet
Abstract

14 Aug 2017

Meeting Reminder: 11am UTC, 15 August, for the RDA DDPIG Relevancy Ranking TF

Dear All,
This is a gentle reminder that our next meeting for the Relevancy Ranking
TF is on 15 August, 11am UTC.
So far, we have 92 responses to the survey
.
In this meeting, we will look at ways to summarise and report survey
responses. Hope you can join us. You are also welcome to table any
relevancy ranking related issues for discussion.
Regards,
Ming
PS: Information for joining the meeting:

05 Aug 2017

Fwd: For RDA Data Discovery IG

Members of the Data Discovery Paradigms IG will most likely be
interested in this white paper, "Searching Data: A Review of
Observational Data Retrieval Practices", by Gregory et al. In
particular, this could add quite a few use cases - see the "User
Actions" and "Systems" sections.

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01 Aug 2017

DDPIG Task Force Use Cases minutes

Dear RDA Data Discovery IG members,
Please find attached the minutes of our call earlier today for the RDA Data
Discovery Topic E: Use cases, prototyping tools and test collections (you
can find the same information on the task force wiki page as well:
https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/data-discovery-paradigms-ig/wiki/notes...
-cases-teleconferences-dec-2016-aug-2017).
Based on the discussion on the work done so far, the action identified is

01 Aug 2017

RE: [datadiscovery] DDPIG Task Force Use Cases minutes

Dear all,
This is a gentle reminder of our call on the Use Cases Task Force later
today Tuesday, August 1st (see also connection details below).
Regards,
Fotis
Next teleconference, Tuesday, August 1st 2017
When
* Albuquerque (USA - New Mexico) 5:00:00 am MDT UTC-6 hours
* New York (USA - New York) 7:00:00 am EDT UTC-4 hours
* Prague (Czech Republic) 1:00:00 pm CEST UTC+2 hours
* Athens (Greece) 2:00:00 pm EEST UTC+3 hours
* Melbourne (Australia - Victoria) 9:00:00 pm AEST UTC+10 hours
How

24 Jul 2017

Meeting Reminder: 11am UTC, 25 July, for the RDA DDPIG Relevancy Ranking TF

Dear All,
This is a gentle reminder that our next meeting for the Relevancy Ranking
TF is on 25 July, 11am UTC.
We will review the survey responses
,
hope you can join us. You are welcome to bring any relevancy ranking
related issues for the group to discuss.
Regards,
Ming
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11 Jul 2017

RE: [datadiscovery] DDPIG Task Force Use Cases minutes

Dear RDA Data Discovery IG members,
Please find attached the minutes of our call earlier today for the RDA Data
Discovery Topic E: Use cases, prototyping tools and test collections (you
can find the same information on the task force wiki page as well:
https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/data-discovery-paradigms-ig/wiki/notes...
-cases-teleconferences-dec-2016-aug-2017).
After the discussion we identified two actions until our next
teleconference;

11 Jul 2017

[datadiscovery] DDPIG Task Force Use Cases call

Dear all,
This is a gentle reminder of our call on the Use Cases Task Force later
today Tuesday, July 11th (see also connection details below).
Regards,
Fotis
Next teleconference, Tuesday, July 11th 2017
When
* Albuquerque (USA - New Mexico) 5:00:00 am MDT UTC-6 hours
* New York (USA - New York) 7:00:00 am EDT UTC-4 hours
* Prague (Czech Republic) 1:00:00 pm CEST UTC+2 hours
* Athens (Greece) 2:00:00 pm EEST UTC+3 hours
* Melbourne (Australia - Victoria) 9:00:00 pm AEST UTC+10 hours
How

03 Jul 2017

Re: RDA DDPIG Relevancy Ranking Task Forces meeting dates & time

Dear All,
This is a gentle reminder of our next meeting on Tuesday, 4th July, 11am
UTC, for the Relevancy Ranking Task Force. Please find connection details
below.
We will review progress with the survey that was sent out about two weeks
ago, discuss possible activities such as analysing a search log and
building test collections.
Hope to see more of you tomorrow.
Regards,
Ming
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