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Re3gistry version 2 - Manage and share reference codes in a simple way

Michael Lutz, Daniele Francioli, Emanuela Epure and Lorena Hernandez

(Submission #342)


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’.

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

The version 2 of the Re3gistry software, developed under the ELISE ISA2 action, has been designed following the suggestions from the users of the current Re3gistry software and other interested stakeholders. This new version will increases the usability of the tool, introducing a user interface to fully manage the reference codes in a visual way.

Using the new version of the software, users will be able to manage and update their reference codes in a simple way using the web interface. The reference codes can also be managed following the workflow according to ISO 19135 (on Geographic information – Item registration) that is implemented in the user interface. With this workflow, users will be able to manage the whole life cycle of a reference code, including the submission of proposals by submitting organisations and their review and acceptance by the register's control body.

The search and access to the reference codes will be improved, allowing users to contact APIs to perform specific queries on the system (in addition to being able to retrieve the codes in the currently available data formats). A SPARQL endpoint is also planned in order to enable linked data interactions.

The presentation will describe the features of the new version of the software, as well as our future development plans.


Topic Area:  [2.3] Technologies and tools to support implementing, using and assessing the technical implementation of INSPIRE
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

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