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Re3gistry - A tool to manage and share reference codes

Michael Lutz, Emanuela Epure, Lorena Hernandez and Daniele Francioli

(Submission #479)


Reference codes are crucial in cross-border and cross-sector data exchange between applications, making sure that the parties involved understand univocally the key concepts to which the data refer. They can be used to define sets of permissible values for a data field, or to provide a reference or context for the data being exchanged. Examples are enumerations, controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri or, simply, ‘lists of things’.

Using the Re3gistry software developed under the ARE3NA ISA action, organisations can set up a central access point that allows labels and descriptions for reference codes to be easily looked up by humans, or retrieved by machines. It supports organisations in managing and updating reference codes in a consistent way, so that all versions of a code remain traceable and properly documented, and do not change or disappear over time.

By using reference codes within Re3gistry, you can: Avoid common errors such as entering synonyms or spelling mistakes when filling in online forms Facilitate the internationalisation of user interfaces by providing multilingual labels Ensure semantic interoperability when exchanging data between systems and applications Make reference codes gain value when widely re-used and referenced

The presentation will describe the current features of the software, how it is being used for the central INSPIRE registry service and the planned INSPIRE register federation, as well as our future development plans.


Topic Area:  [2.2] Technologies and tools required to deliver INSPIRE
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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