Published November 17, 2023 | Version v2
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Building domain specific vocabularies for packaging and archiving research and cultural data

  • 1. ROR icon University of Sydney
  • 2. ROR icon University of Queensland


This presentation will cover a complete ecosystem showing tooling for creating vocabularies in the Schema style, publishing them online so that URLs resolve to useful definitions for users (which is often NOT the case with linked data vocabularies, including quite widely used ones), generating user interfaces for editing metadata and data records that use the vocabularies via automatically generated Editor Profiles and show the resulting data in use in repository portals.

This work is built on the Research Object Crate (RO-Crate)(1) specification for linked-data object description which was designed to be as programmer and end-user friendly as possible.

Examples will be drawn from the Language Data Commons of Australia where the vocabulary ecosystem was largely developed and refined, as well as other projects that use this general approach including two ARDC co-investments in data integration, the OHRM and Heurist projects.

The Language Data Commons of Australia (LDaCA) project received investment ([]( from the Australian
Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

1. Soiland-Reyes S, Sefton P, Crosas M, Castro LJ, Coppens F, Fernández JM, et al. Packaging research artefacts with RO-Crate. Data Sci. 2022 Jan 1;5(2):97–138.


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