Linked Open Data Vocabularies for Semantically Annotated Repositories of Data Quality Measures (Short Paper)

Author Franz-Benjamin Mocnik

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Franz-Benjamin Mocnik
  • Heidelberg University, Institute of Geography, Im Neuenheimer Feld 348, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

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Franz-Benjamin Mocnik. Linked Open Data Vocabularies for Semantically Annotated Repositories of Data Quality Measures (Short Paper). In 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 114, pp. 50:1-50:7, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


The fitness for purpose concerns many different aspects of data quality. These aspects are usually assessed independently by different data quality measures. However, for the assessment of the fitness for purpose, a holistic understanding of these aspects is needed. In this paper we discuss two Linked Open Data vocabularies for formally describing measures and their relations. These vocabularies can be used to semantically annotate repositories of data quality measures, which accordingly adhere to common standards even if being distributed on multiple servers. This allows for a better understanding of how data quality measures relate and mutually constrain. As a result, it becomes possible to improve intrinsic data quality measures by evaluating their effectivity and by combining them.

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  • Information systems → Geographic information systems
  • data quality
  • measure
  • semantics
  • Linked Open Data (LOD)
  • vocabulary
  • repository
  • reproducibility
  • OpenStreetMap (OSM)


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