What is ASKOSI ?#
...SI: ...Systems Integration#
With the advent of SKOS, a W3C standard for thesaurus (authority lists, codification tables, taxonomies, etc.), it should become possible to better interconnect applications. Thesauri (and other codification systems) are making the link from the concepts (and their surroundings) to the terms that the users know: SKOS opens the path to much better semantical integration between business applications.
AS...: Application Services...#
With the momentum of Web 2.0, there is an important opportunity to study the users benefits that a better management (and presentation) of thesauri could provide. Inter-operability is the key to cooperation between applications and competitions between software products.
...KO...: ...Knowledge Organization...#
Today, having all information available and searchable is felt like "normal". But to make information more useful, more operational (some then call it "knowledge"), more organization is needed. Thesauri and Control Lists are providing the essential backbones for such information organization. What are we doing ? Users need evaluation...
Technology is nothing without users' benefits. ASKOSI first aim is to evaluate users practical needs and to establish goals for systems development. Integration...
Much too often, it is very difficult to achieve real daily performance when using software systems from different developers. We will try to establish what really works and what doesn't when trying to integrate different SKOS aware software.
A simple goal...#
Maximize the benefits of building thesauri and other reference lists by reusing existing information systems and by providing better management and presentation tools, well integrated in the applications the user needs daily.
and an invitation:#
You are very welcome to propose ideas, projects, applications to discuss, software to evaluate or to integrate. This Wiki is dedicated for this...
A project launched by Destin Informatique
FAO inventory of vocabularies (VEST) has now an entry for JITA:http://aims.fao.org/kos/jita-classification-system-library-and-information-science
Our current development GLISP (Gliding and Spotting Information) together with ASKOSI will be presented to this Hackaton organised by Europeana June 13th to 15th in Leuven (Belgium)
Presentation to the 1st International Workshop “Transfer Information for Innovation”, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, November 3rd 2011: valendia.pdf
This is an example of collaborative analysis and update of a classification.
ASKOSI is gathering statistics about how each concepts are used in different applications for different roles.
A mapping between those statistics and the voiD standard is in preparation: ASKOSI will then be able to publish in SKOS but also to publish the links between concepts and the datasets using them.
With a new server, we will be in position to experiment on-line with large scale vocabularies.
The address is: http://www.destin.be/askosi
- For JITA, it is therefore: http://www.destin.be/askosi/view.jsp?everything=yes&scheme=jita&display=concepts#concepts . Please read the detailed information: Jita in Askosi
- For AgroVoc: http://www.destin.be/askosi/view.jsp?scheme=c
- UCL (ISKO LinkdedData Meeting, Oct.24 2010): Integrating applications & projects = Dynamic & repeatable transformation of existing Thesauri and Authority lists into SKOS + Cross-tabulation of Concepts Linked Data: http://www.askosi.org/DESTIN-ISKO-UCL.pdf
- ULB (Master in Information Science, Nov.17 2010): Introduction to Semantic Web standards and how they relate: http://www.askosi.org/ULB17.pdf (FR)
The ASKOSI JSP Application will become the entry point to diverse applications, providing clear clues about "how much" there is for each concept at different places.
Tomcat Shared Libraries are used to get a unique memory image for each SKOS Scheme and Concept even if multiple applications are using it.