Dez 09

The SIMILE Project

Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments

Neogrid und intelligente Suchanfragen:

Der Name leitet sich ab aus Neo und The Grid, einer zukünftigen Entwicklung des Internet, bei der komplexe Suchanfragen möglich sein sollen. Im Grid wird also semantisches Suchen möglich sein. Vorläufer gibt es schon heute: das Simile (Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments) Projekt des Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Semantische Suchmaschinen sind eine zukünftige Anwendungsform im Internet.

Hier stellen wir kurz das SIMILE Projekt des MIT vor:

SIMILE is a joint project conducted by the MIT Libraries and MIT CSAIL.

SIMILE seeks to enhance inter-operability among digital assets, schemata/vocabularies/ontologies, metadata, and services. A key challenge is that the collections which must inter-operate are often distributed across individual, community, and institutional stores. We seek to be able to provide end-user services by drawing upon the assets, schemata/vocabularies/ontologies, and metadata held in such stores.

SIMILE will leverage and extend DSpace, enhancing its support for arbitrary schemata and metadata, primarily though the application of RDF and semantic web techniques. The project also aims to implement a digital asset dissemination architecture based upon web standards. The dissemination architecture will provide a mechanism to add useful „views“ to a particular digital artifact (i.e. asset, schema, or metadata instance), and bind those views to consuming services.

To guide the SIMILE effort we will focus on well-defined, real-world use cases in the libraries domain. Since parallel work is underway to deploy DSpace at a number of leading research libraries, we hope that such an approach will lead to a powerful deployment channel through which the utility and readiness of semantic web tools and techniques can be compellingly demonstrated in a visible and global community.

The SIMILE Project and its members are fully committed to the open source principles of software distribution and open development and for this reason, it releases the created intellectual property (both software and reports) under a BSD-style license.

The SIMILE Project Team Members gladly welcome community efforts and would particularly like to recognize SIMILE’s contributors.

Quelle: SIMILE
MIT

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