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Moving toward FAIR Semantics

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    VSSIG Overview and Update – 5 minutes 

    FAIR Semantics: introductory presentation – Yann Le Franc – 15 minutes 

    Access to the full paper “D2.2 FAIR Semantics: First recommendations” 

    Lightning presentation(s) : lightning presentation(s) from participants of the VSSIG (i.e. individuals or task groups) and interested external experts- 25- 35 minutes

    Rob Atkinson – OGC approach to maximising interoperability of semantic resources” (15 minutes)

    Emna Amdouni – preliminary work regarding the assessment of the level of Fairness of the Agroportal data/metadata (5 minutes)

    Gwenaelle Moncoiffe- Update on progress from the I-ADOPT RDA Working Group. (5 minutes)

    Simon Cox – The CODATA DRUM working group (5 minutes)

    General discussion – 1h

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    InteroperAble Descriptions of Observable Property Terminology WG (I-ADOPT WG)

    Avoid conflict with the following group (3)
    Agrisemantics WG

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    Semantic artifacts (ontologies, controlled vocabularies, thesauri, glossaries…) are vital to the realisation of the FAIR principles, as they enhance data and information with well defined meaning, enabling humans and machines to work in cooperation. In order for semantic artifacts to be understood by both humans and machines, they have to be FAIR themselves. Currently, they are hardly discoverable and not interoperable, which clearly hampers their reuse. In this session we invite metadata experts, information scientists, Ontologists and Knowledge Engineers and data service architects to join forces in discussing how we can make semantic artifacts FAIR. 
    This discussion will be supported by two types of presentations:
    1- an introductory presentation of the first set of recommendations for FAIR Semantics, proposed by the project FAIRsFAIR and based on the outcomes of the initial brainstorming workshop organised during the previous RDA plenary and
    2- a lightning talk session during which we invite VSSIG participants, relevant RDA IG/WG as well as external initiatives to present their work on semantics and semantic interoperability.

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