Vocabularies - Managing Them

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A presentation given at the recent TDWG conference in Montpellier.

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GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

GLOBAL
BIODIVERSITYINFORMATION
FACILITYKehan HarmanResearcher NHM, London9 November 2009

WWW.GBIF.ORG

Vocabularies Managing ThemRoger HyamMarkus DringDavid Remsen

Summary

What?

Why?

How?

Where do we go from here?

Summary

What?

Why?

How?

Where do we go from here?

Summary

What?

Why?

How?

Where do we go from here?

Summary

What?

Why?

How?

Where do we go from here?

Summary

What?

Why?

How?

Where do we go from here?

Vocabularies in the Wild

TDWG Content Standards

Geographic Regions

Botanical Authors

ISO Codes

Countries (3166)

Languages (639)

Talking about controlled vocabularies

Vocabularies in the Wild

TDWG Content Standards

Geographic Regions

Botanical Authors

ISO Codes

Countries (3166)

Languages (639)

Talking about controlled vocabularies

Vocabularies in the Wild

TDWG Content Standards

Geographic Regions

Botanical Authors

ISO Codes

Countries (3166)

Languages (639)

Talking about controlled vocabularies

Vocabularies in the Wild

TDWG Content Standards

Geographic Regions

Botanical Authors

ISO Codes

Countries (3166)

Languages (639)

L.W.Sm. DC.

Talking about controlled vocabularies

Vocabularies in the Wild

TDWG Content Standards

Geographic Regions

Botanical Authors

ISO Codes

Countries (3166)

Languages (639)

DwC recommended controlled vocabularies

occurrenceStatus

basisOfRecord

Talking about controlled vocabularies

Opportunity?

Associate data with standardised terms

i18n/l10n

Threat?

Expires

TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations

Un-normalised data

Even if you find data that has been 'normalised' what standard has it been normalised to?EG Geographic regions ISO, TDWG Regions, FIPS Codes?Publication abbreviations BPH, TL II, IPNI, BPH 2

Threat?

Expires

TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations

Un-normalised data

Even if you find data that has been 'normalised' what standard has it been normalised to?EG Geographic regions ISO, TDWG Regions, FIPS Codes?Publication abbreviations BPH, TL II, IPNI, BPH 2

Threat?

Expires

TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations

Un-normalised data

X

Even if you find data that has been 'normalised' what standard has it been normalised to?EG Geographic regions ISO, TDWG Regions, FIPS Codes?Publication abbreviations BPH, TL II, IPNI, BPH 2

Threat?

Expires

TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations

Un-normalised data

X

Even if you find data that has been 'normalised' what standard has it been normalised to?EG Geographic regions ISO, TDWG Regions, FIPS Codes?Publication abbreviations BPH, TL II, IPNI, BPH 2

Threat?

Expires

TDWG Standard for Botanical Journal Abbreviations

Un-normalised data

X

X

Even if you find data that has been 'normalised' what standard has it been normalised to?EG Geographic regions ISO, TDWG Regions, FIPS Codes?Publication abbreviations BPH, TL II, IPNI, BPH 2

Need

Accessible 'Content Standards'

Definitions

Identifiers

i18n

Disambiguation

Workflow

Need

Accessible 'Content Standards'

Definitions

Identifiers

i18n

Disambiguation

Workflow

Identifiers

Identifiers

Identifiers

HTTP/URI

Need

Accessible 'Content Standards'

Definitions

Identifiers

i18n

Disambiguation

Workflow

Identifiers

Identifiers

Identifiers

HTTP/URI

Community Participation

Community Participation

GBIF Vocabulary* Server

* and DwC extension

http://vocabularies.gbif.org

Vocabulary Server

What is a Vocab?

Standardised concepts

Additional metadata

Terms

Multilingual 'Labels' for concepts

Web Service

GET responses

Download

TSV/CSV

Vocabulary: ISO Country Codes

Concept: Bolivia (BO)

TermLanguage

Modern Greek (el)

Sanskrit (sa)

Arabic (ar)

Vocabulary: ISO Country Codes

Concept: Bolivia (BO)Terms:

Workflow

Draft, Review, Published

Draft

Fluid

Review

Identifiers harden up

Published

Add concepts?

Add multilingual terms

Workflow

Draft, Review, Published

Draft

Fluid

Review

Identifiers harden up

Published

Add concepts?

Add multilingual terms

Workflow

Draft, Review, Published

Draft

Fluid

Review

Identifiers harden up

Published

Add concepts?

Add multilingual terms

New Revisio

Workflow

Draft, Review, Published

Draft

Fluid

Review

Identifiers harden up

Published

Add concepts?

Add multilingual terms

New Revision

Next steps?

How to contact GBIF:

Web site: www.gbif.orgData portal: data.gbif.org Vocabs: vocabularies.gbif.org

GBIF SecretariatUniversitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

E-mail: info@gbif.org kehanharman@gmail.comPhone: +45 3532 1470Fax: +45 3532 1480