The Application Profile of the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS-AP) aims to extend the use of ADMS for the description of other types of interoperability solutions, meaning solutions covering the political, legal, organisational and technical interoperability layers defined by the European Interoperability Framework. This article shows how you can generate ADMS-AP descriptions of your interoperability solution from a spreadsheet using the RDF extension to OpenRefine released by DERI‘s Fadi Maali and Richard Cyganiak.
ADMS-AP helps you document the features of your interoperability solution such as its name, description, theme, asset type, representation technique, origin, publisher in a machine-readable way, which can be either ADMS XML or ADMS RDF format. Such machine-readable metadata in ADMS format brings the following benefits:
On April 18, ADMS-AP v1.00 was released on Joinup (see announcement by WG Chair), under the ISA Open Metadata Licence v1.1. ADMS is an initiative of the ISA Programme of the European Commission  which formed a multidisciplinary working group of researchers, EU institutions, standardisation bodies and other experts.
It is important to take into account that the ADMS-AP Importer on Joinup only supports version 1.00 of ADM-AP. Therefore, federated solutions need to be compliant with ADMS-AP v1.00 specifications.
Based on experience gained and change requests received from different stakeholders, version 1.00 of ADMS-AP went through a revision process from December 2015 to April 2016. ADMS-AP v2 specifications were published as result of the revision process.
You will need the following tools and files:
The spreadsheet template contains all concepts and fields in the ADMS-AP conceptual model. To describe your interoperability solutions you must fill in the different sheets present in the template. The last sheet contains the controlled vocabularies and should not be modified. Both spreadsheets created for v1 and v2 of the ADMS-AP should be filled in following the same approach.
Some tips and tricks for filling in the spreadsheet:
Create a new project in OpenRefine and import the spreadsheet you filled in step 1. Under "Worksheets to Import", select all sheets except the last one (Controlled vocabularies), and click on "Create Project »".
The OpenRefine RDF extension allows you to determine the intended structure of the RDF data by drawing a template graph. You can manually edit the RDF Skeleton by clicking “RDF” > “Edit RDF Skeleton...” in Refine.
To save you the trouble of adding a mapping from the spreadsheet to the ADMS RDF vocabulary, you can re-apply the operation history. The operation history contains all operations previously carried out to build the RDF Skeleton for the spreadsheet template. To apply the operation history:
You can now export an ADMS-AP-compliant (v1 or v2) RDF file describing your interoperability solutions by choosing "RDF" in the "Export" menu.
You now have obtained an RDF description of your interoperability solution in either Turtle or RDF-XML. You can validate your RDF file using the W3C RDF Validator. You can save your metadata on your web page and share it on Joinup.