Vocabulary Services Interest Group


Group details

Adam Shepherd, Simon Cox, Yann Le Franc, John Graybeal
Secretariat Liaison: 
Kathy Fontaine
TAB Liaison: 
Rainer Stotzka
Case Statement: 

Recent Activity

03 Aug 2017

Fwd: [CODE4LIB] Call for Reconciliation & Entity Resolution Use Cases / Needs / Stories

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Betreff: [CODE4LIB] Call for Reconciliation & Entity Resolution Use
Cases / Needs / Stories
Datum: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 12:04:31 -0700
Von: Chrissy Rissmeyer <***@***.***>
Antwort an: Code for Libraries <***@***.***>
An: ***@***.***
Hi all:
The LD4 Community Working Group on Reconciliation & Resolution is an
open group working within the LD4L / LD4L Labs / LD4P broader family. A

21 Jul 2017

TR: Postdoc position on AgroPortal, GACS and ontology alignment in Montpellier, France

Hello all,
Just a quick email to ask you to share the postdoc offer we have in
Montpellier to work on AgriSemantics related stuff : AgroPortal, ontology
mapping and GACS !
It still open. A candidate from this community will be perfect!
Happy summer.
The NUMEV Labex (http://www.lirmm.fr/numev) and AgroPortal project (
http://agroportal.lirmm.fr) which builds an

07 Jul 2017

[ANN] SKOS Testing Tool

I am pleased to announce the release of a SKOS Testing Tool at
http://labs.sparna.fr/skos-testing-tool. This SKOS testing tool is a simple
web frontend for the qSKOS [1] library, to assess the quality of SKOS or
SKOS-XL vocabularies. Its main features are :
- No registration required, free for all, open-source
- Upload a SKOS file to test or give the URL to an online file (e.g. [2])
- Ability to select the set of rules to be verified

28 Jun 2017

VSIG/VSSIG re-configuration

It has been pleasing to see some activity on the list in response to my mail last week about reviving the IG. In particular, we have had a number of volunteers for coordination roles. In order to move forward, the continuing co-chairs would like to propose the following arrangements:
1. Name of group - RDA Vocabulary and Semantic Services Interest Group (VSSIG)

23 Jun 2017


Hi Simon and all,
I'd like to register my interest in this revival. Geoscience Australia has a growing dependence on SKOS vocabularies which several systems - portals and catalogues for now, others later - access via services. The SKOS is standardised enough but not the services. We would love to see something like a SKOS or Vocab Linked Data API specification, perhaps alongside or within other APIs.

21 Jun 2017

NISO Draft on Vocabulary Management for Public Comment

This may be of interest:
The NISO Issues in Vocabulary Management technical report is available
for public comment from June 19 to July 19, 2017. To download the draft
document or submit comments, visit the NISO project page at
http://www.niso.org/topics/tl/BibliographicRoadmap/. All input is welcome.
Jakob Voß <***@***.***>
Verbundzentrale des GBV (VZG) / Common Library Network
Platz der Goettinger Sieben 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany

19 Jun 2017

Reviving the VSIG

Dear RDA VSIGers
It has been 8 months since the last formal activity of the group, so this is an update about why and the potential for some revived activity.
Two of our founding co-chairs have moved on to new positions which has made their continuing leadership roles difficult to fulfil.

19 Jun 2017

Updated charter (proposed)

The Vocabulary and Semantic Services Interest Group (VSSIG) seeks to develop community-based approaches and recommendations to make knowledge organization systems (i.e. controlled vocabularies, ontologies, and their associated services) findable, accessible, interoperable, and re-usable (FAIR data principles).

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