Proof and Trust in the OpenAGRIS Implementation

Jaques, Yves and Anibaldi, Stefano and Celli, Fabrizio and Subirats-Coll, Imma and Stellato, Armando and Keizer, Johannes Proof and Trust in the OpenAGRIS Implementation., 2012 . In International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 3-7 September 2012. [Conference paper]

The AGRIS repository is a bibliographic database covering almost forty years of agricultural
research. Following the conversion of its indexing thesaurus AGROVOC into a concept-based
vocabulary, the decision was made to express the entire AGRIS repository in RDF as Linked
Open Data. As part of this exercise, a semantic mashup named OpenAGRIS was developed in
order to access the records and use them to dynamically display related data from external
systems through both SPARQL queries and traditional web services. The overall process raised
numerous issues regarding the relative lack of administrative metadata required to compellingly
address the top proof and trust layers of the semantic web stack, both within the AGRIS
repository and in external data dynamically pulled into OpenAGRIS. The team began by
disambiguating the journals in which the articles were published and converting them into RDF
but quickly realized this was only the beginning of a series of necessary steps in moving from a
closed to an open world paradigm. Further disambiguation of institutions, authors and AGRIS
Centres as well as the use of the VoiD vocabulary and of quality indicator models are discussed
and evaluated.

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