AGROVOC 1: Data sharing, interoperability and knowledge organization systems


In this publication the principles and benefits of data sharing and interoperability have been introduced. The FAIR principles have been highlighted, with their context in data sharing frameworks. Openness in the context of data has been explained. Different types of vocabularies have been noted, along with the role of Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) in the data management and sharing framework. To be useful, data need to be open and interoperable. The Open Data Scheme and the FAIR principles describe the level of “openness” of vocabularies. Different types of vocabularies exist, which differ by their level of expressiveness. The Resource Description Framework (RDF) model uses triples of subject – predicate – object to build a vocabulary. AGROVOC is a KOS based on RDF.

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