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What are semantic resources?

Why are they useful?

How is the ELISE Action contributing?

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Semantic Assets

Semantic assets or semantic resources is a collection of highly reusable metadata or reference data, which organisations have agreed are essential to understand the meaning of the information they exchange.

Semantic assets are defined as ontologies, data models, dictionaries, code lists, XML and RDF schemas used for information exchange. Implementers of Information systems reuse them in machine-to-machine interfaces (Rodriguez et al., 1992).


Semantic interoperabillity ensures that computer systems can exchange data and share meaning.

Supporting management and sharing knowledge

Organisations produce knowledge in the form of technical resources, training documents, skillsets, insights, and frequently asked questions, among others. Sound management of these resources is a basic requirement to transfer knowledge within and between organisations.

Semantic assets are necessary to give meaning to the information that is exchanged and make it reusable, avoiding duplicating efforts or reinventing the wheel.

ELISE Action contribution to creating semantic resources

In the context of location interoperability and digital transformation, ELISE Action  provides a set of materials and resources supporting the knowledge transfer and capacity building with the aim to

  • Improve our understanding of Knowledge Transfer capabilities as a common challenge within any organisation.
  • Investigate and test methods and techniques to improve Knowledge Transfer capabilities.
  • Create a  knowledge base embedding the ELISE outputs in a transferrable and exploitable way for organisations and the general public.
  • Experiment and produce additional semantic assets for ELISE.

Check out our semantic resources

Discover the main concepts and common terms that have been consistently used throughout the ELISE resources: ELISE Action Common Glossary

Based on the experience gained developing the ELISE Action Common Glossary and the INSPIRE Synonyms, the ELISE Action Synonyms finder improves the discoverability of data through the use of synonyms.

Access and consult the ELISE resources through the ELISE Knowledge Graph representing the ELISE Universe




Last update: 17/06/2022

ELISE Action Synonyms dataset

European Union Public Licence, Version 1.2 or later (EUPL)
Last update: 17/06/2022

ELISE Action Glossary dataset

European Union Public Licence, Version 1.2 or later (EUPL)
Release date: 13/06/2022

Synonyms Finder

Last update: 04/05/2022

Presentation: Improving knowledge transfer across organisations by knowledge graphs

Last update: 26/04/2022

Report: Towards a semantic-based Knowledge Transfer

Content and knowledge managementContent and knowledge management
Last update: 25/11/2021

Vocabulary: INSPIRE implementation & Use

Last update: 25/11/2021

Report: Creation and update of a vocabulary for the Implementation and Reuse of INSPIRE

Last update: 10/05/2021

INSPIRE Synonyms - RDF files

European Union Public Licence, Version 1.2 or later (EUPL)
Last update: 10/05/2021

INSPIRE Synonyms - CSV files

European Union Public Licence, Version 1.2 or later (EUPL)
Release date: 04/05/2021

ELISE synonym finder

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