The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a common way to describe semantic interoperability assets making it possible for everyone to search and discover them once shared through the forthcoming federation of asset repositories.
One of the main objectives of ADMS is e.g. to foster cross-boarder services in Europe by the efficient re-use of semantic assets in e-Government.
Description of ADMS
ADMS will allow public administrations, businesses, standardisation bodies and academia to:
keep their own system for documenting and storing semantic assets;
improve indexing and visibility of their own assets;
describe semantic assets in a common way so that they can be seamlessly cross-queried and discovered by the community through a single access point (Joinup);
retrieve, compare and potentially link semantic assets to one another in cross-border and cross-sector settings;
identify assets to be reused avoiding duplication and expensive design work.
Outreach of ADMS
ADMS is the first step towards a federation of european assets repositories. From mid 2012, Joinup will make available a large number of semantic interoperability assets, described using ADMS, through a federation of asset repositories of Member States, standardisation bodies and other relevant stakeholders. Through this federation, semantic interoperability assets will become retrievable and available via a single point of access.
Figure: PoolParty GUI for metadata management of controlled vocabularies – ADMS tab.
Therefore PoolParty Thesaurus Manager (PPT) now allows the content architect to fill in the full description of a controlled vocabulary (a SKOS Thesaurus) – means the meta data of a controlled vocabulary – following now also ADMS standards – these ADMS relevant meta data is automatically published with a controlled vocabulary using the ADMS RDF schema and thereby can be used to publish a vocabulary in the repository of Joinup or another relevant repository of semantic assets to ensure re-use of the controlled vocabulary and thereby interoperability for services et al.