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Go to the release section (https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/adms_foss/release/all) to download the latest version of ADMS.SW.

 

The section identifies a number of controlled vocabularies to be used for specific concepts in the ADMS.F/OSS specification. In this section, the term “vocabulary” is used as shorthand for various types of controlled vocabularies, including taxonomies (collections of controlled category labels or notations representing concepts in a hierarchical structure), thesauri (networked collections of controlled terms representing concepts in a networked structure) and other types of knowledge organisation systems.

In general, reuse of controlled collections of terms is recommended as far as possible. Where such collections do not exist, repository owners should consider creating and maintaining such collections to ensure consistent description.

Controlled Vocabularies specific to software assets

Forges based on the SavaneSourceForgeGForge, and FusionForge software have developed a software classification schema to classify open-source software. The Trove software map can be tailored to fit each repository's specific needs.

More information can be found on SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sourceforge/wiki/Software Map and Trove

An initial proposal was received by Elena Muñoz Salinero, based on a detailed study (Anexo IV: Estudio Taxonomías Forjas, 2011) by the Spanish F/OSS Competence Centre CENATIC. This study compares all taxonomies implemented by the Spanish forges, OSOR and some relevant forges (SourceForge, Launchpad, GoogleCode, Github). The conclusion of this study is that many of the forges share many taxonomies and it was proposed a minimum set of characteristics to be shared in the interchanging of projects and of course, and optional set of characteristics.

The document ADMS.F-OSS Controlled Vocabularies-v0.04.ods givens an overview of proposed taxonomies to classify software to be discussed with the Working Group on February 21 2012.

Licence

The SPDX specification includes a controlled vocabulary of licences: http://www.spdx.org/licenses/. Every licence listed here has an SPDX identifier and a term URI.

Operating System

This has potential values like

  • Console (text based)
  • Without input/output (service, daemon, api)
  • Desktop
  • Others

We'd have to create such a taxonomy ourselves.

Intended audience

A vocabulary for this could be useful beyond ADMS.F/OSS (good!). The proposed types of Public Administrations, citizens, enterprises and developer communities could perhaps be extended. I can't find an exact match in an existing vocabulary so maybe we should define one as part of ADMS.F/OSS? If so, I think it needs to be easily extensible.

User interface type

 

Development status

 

Programming language

DBpedia has stable URIs for all programming languages, e.g. http://dbpedia.org/resource/C++

Localizations

RFC 3066 provides a list of languages and locales used extensively in things like XML schema.

 

Controlled vocabularies to describe assets

We propose to adopte the controlled vocabularies defined in the ADMS specificaiton.

Domain

The proposed vocabulary for Domain is the domain level of EuroVoc.

 

ADMS Domain (EuroVoc eu:Domain)

URI

04 POLITICS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100142

08 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100143

10 EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100144

12 LAW

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100145

16 ECONOMICS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100146

20 TRADE

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100147

24 FINANCE

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100148

28 SOCIAL QUESTIONS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100149

32 EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100150

36 SCIENCE

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100151

40 BUSINESS AND COMPETITION

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100152

44 EMPLOYMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100153

48 TRANSPORT

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100154

52 ENVIRONMENT

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100155

56 AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100156

60 AGRI-FOODSTUFFS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100157

64 PRODUCTION, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100158

66 ENERGY

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100159

68 INDUSTRY

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100160

72 GEOGRAPHY

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100161

76 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

http://eurovoc.europa.eu/100162

Subject

 

Many candidate vocabularies are available for Subject. Examples are the European Commission’s ECLAS Thesaurus and EuroVoc, EIONET’s GEMET, FAO’s AGROVOC, ZBW’s STW Thesaurus for Economics, the Library of Congress’ Subject Headings (LCSH) and Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM)33 and others, The use of these vocabularies is closely linked to the domain to which t an Asset is related. It is recommended that terms should be assigned from a vocabulary that is most widely used in the domain covered.

 

 

Information

Publication date:
11 January 2012
Original URL:
https://joinup.ec.europa.eu
Nature of documentation:
Technical report
License of document:
ISA Open Metadata Licence v1.0
Geographic coverage:
International Organizations
Themes:
Communications