The RDA I-Adopt Working Group presents the "Decomposing Observable Property Descriptions into Machine-Readable Components to Increase Interoperability Across Data Standards" webinar. This webinar introduces using the Interoperable Descriptions of Observable Property Terminology (I-ADOPT) framework for representing components of observable properties, also called variables, in a machine-readable format to allow for easier mapping between dedicated terminologies.
The I-ADOPT framework was developed through community input. The process involved gathering a series of variable use cases from the environmental science community, compiling and analyzing a catalogue of existing vocabularies and conceptual models, and determining a minimal viable set of components and relationships for describing these variables. Annotation of current observable property standards with components of the I-ADOPT framework would aid in increasing interoperability across the wide variety of data standards used within the environmental science domain.
Attendees will learn how to first analyze their variable descriptions to determine critical components and then use the I-ADOPT framework to decompose and express these variables in a machine-readable form.
This webinar will be of interest to researchers and research data practitioners who have a need to annotate electronic resources with information about observable properties.