The aim of the work was to develop an experimental vocabulary application for enabling local cultural institutions to collaborate in the development of multilingual vocabularies for local history and archaeology and to allow the retrieval of terms to be integrated during semantic enrichment in the LoCloud aggregation process. Furthermore, this application should be made available for the local users as a cloud-based service.
The LoCloud experimental vocabulary application is based on the federated thesaurus model. With the federated model it is possible to have indepent vocabularies for the various languages in the same domain. The alignment of the various vocabularies in the different languages is done via concept identifiers. A well-established open-source vocabulary platform, TemaTres, has been chosen as baseline for the development.
A test application has been integrated in the LoCloud testlab where it can be accessed via http://test113.ait.co.at/tematres/unesco/index.php or via the testplatform of the microservices at http://lc004.ait.co.at:8080/portal/site/wp3/ (test/test). The tool supports the import of vocabularies and the online collaboration in the creation and updating of vocabularies.
The current version available is Version 2. The test phase of the microservices is a staged testing process til November 2014. The test results and recommendations received shall be recognized in updated versions of the tool.
If you like to use the Vocabulary API services in your local cataloguing system please refer to the technical documentation.
If you like to use the Vocabulary experimental application for contributing vocabularies to the LoCloud Voc-enrichment or for creating own vocabularies please refer to the user documentation.
If you like to enter the experimental vocabulary application or browse the vocabularies that are already included in the LoCloud enrichment process please refer to http://vocabulary.locloud.eu .