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:

  • Sept 2016 – We held a very well-attended kickoff meeting at RDA Plenary 8: https://rd-alliance.org/ig-developing-paradigms-data-discovery-rda-8th-plenary-meeting, where topics were identified,
  • Sept-Dec 2016 —Through an online voting mechanism, the top 5 topics for Task Forces were determined, and chairs for these Task Forces Identified
  • Jan - April 2017 — Task forces hold meetings determining scope, deliverables and timelines
  • April 5, 2017 — We held a meeting of the IG at RDA Plenary 9 to discuss Task Forces' scope, plans and deliverables. see Minutes here
  • May - Sept 2017 — Activities proceed for Task Forces
  • Sept 2017 — RDA Plenary 11; IG meets, Task Forces report back and the group decides whether to close the Task Force, turn a Task Force into a Working Group, or start new Task Forces. 

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

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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PS: Information for joining the meeting:
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to start or join.

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
----* Next teleconference, Tuesday, 4th July 2017, 11am UTC* ----
Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:

29 Jun 2017

DCAT and new paradigms for Data Discovery

Dear All,
Recent activities aimed at improving W3C's Data Catalog
Vocabulary (
href="https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/">DCAT) and its
application bring into focus critical questions about how data on
the web are being described, discovered and accessed. These issues
bear on what the RDA Data Discovery Paradigms Interest Group,
DDPIG, is doing.

28 Jun 2017

RDA DDPIG Relevancy Ranking Task Forces meeting dates & time

Dear All,
Since the RDA P9, a few of us have been working on a survey on current
practices by data repositories in implementing relevancy ranking in search
systems. An Online version is hosted at SurveyMonkey, here is a pdf version
of the final survey
.
Invitations to the survey were sent out on 21 June. Hopefully we can get as
many replies as possible.
While we are waiting for the survey replies, we may start discussion about
what can be possibly done in parallel. We will start regular meetings

20 Jun 2017

DDPIG Task Force Use Cases: Minutes and follow-up actions

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-april-2017).
You can also find our analysis of the ranked requirements in the Google
Sheet here:

19 Jun 2017

DDPIG Task Force Use Cases: Next call

Dear all,
This is a gentle reminder of our call on the Use Cases Task Force tomorrow
Tuesday, June 20th (see also connection details below).
Also, thanks to all that have already filled out the two surveys on ranking
the capture requirements for data discovery
(https://goo.gl/forms/i9B7dbwWNPg4OYMQ2) and on getting additional use-cases
(https://goo.gl/forms/WvQjqtgbRtVFQFjz1) - if you haven't managed to find a

31 May 2017

For Action: Plenary 10 Call for Submissions now open

Dear group leads,

as you may know, I am your Technical Advisory Board liaison.

I want to make sure that you are aware that the call for submissions for P10 has gone out: Call for Sessions

I'd also like to offer my help with shaping your session proposal if that would be useful - just let me know.

Regards,

Andrew.