Presentation on theme: "NEFIS mid-term meeting 24-25.5.2004Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ1 NEFIS Knowledge Base FAQ Jarmo Saarikko Metla team (partner 6) Finnish Forest."— Presentation transcript:
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ1 NEFIS Knowledge Base FAQ Jarmo Saarikko Metla team (partner 6) Finnish Forest Research Institute
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ2 NEFIS Knowledge Base KB = FAQ? KB database content KB management KB forum KB entries – when and how? KB views
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ3 NEFIS KB = FAQ ? On many websites this seems to be the case. When frequently asked questions and their answers are categorized, keyworded and entered into a database, it becomes a knowledge base. General comments: There would have been out-of-the-box solutions for a KB implementation The content will be compiled for specific audience groups
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ4 NEFIS KB users NEFIS data providers –guides, instructions, standards, tools IT-specialists –solutions, tools, data models Researchers & project managers –information about and for related projects
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ5 NEFIS KB Database content Question or problem Answer (+link to additional information) Keywords Subject / Category ICT – NOT FORESTRY! KB management information –Moderator and date of entry for a doc/record KB will contain also –Metadata on issues and documents –Full-text NEFIS project documents
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ6 NEFIS KB management NEFIS Software Design and Implementation Group? Who and what is this? Who makes the decision when to re-write or update the interface, db-structure, etc to a next version of the KB? NEFIS KB Master user Would be in charge of keeping the service running. hostmaster, access rights, no need to be content specialist or add content Editorial group? NEFIS KB content manager/moderator Able to add/edit/remove information to the db. Should be specialists for various subject areas
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ7 NEFIS KB Forum Is this necessary for NEFIS KB? Possibility for anyone to post questions? Moderators pick up and prepare answers Is the KB Forum only for NEFIS project internal use? Registration is not necessary to use the KB FAQs and documents.
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ8 KB entries – what will it be? Who are asking questions for the FAQs? You are! There are already a lot of answers to questions in the project forums, documents and meeting notes! –Examples: What is Dublin core? How do I use it? How do I make my services interoperable? –The Greenwich team report has information and references to other projects, standards and documents –This would form the backbone of the KB –add also the EFICS report 1997, etc. == important documentation.
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ9 KB entries – who and when? Who should enter this information to the KB and break it into question/answer components and add metadata (keywords, subject areas)? –Filling in KB entries requires technical knowledge –Volunteer collaborators are needed as editors –The audience: BOTH NEFIS users and developers –Should the KB entries be readable by non-technical people, too? KB will answer to information needs and will be done
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ10 NEFIS KB views The first version in 2003 Proposal, March 2004 Update, May 2004 Homepage Search view FAQ view Ideas for development of the KB may be discussed on the NEFIS KB Forum.
NEFIS mid-term meeting Metla team/Jarmo Saarikko NEFIS KB FAQ12 NEFIS Knowledge Base on Forest Information Systems Home | Advanced search | FAQs | Forum | Login | Contact and feedback | Help NEFIS Knowledge base is a structured repository for the deposit, storage and access of information and metadata relevant to Forest Information Systems, and in particular NEFIS. Search ___________ Subjects: [links to pre-defined searches to the KB] Information Retrieval | Data entry tools | Markup Languages | Metadata Tools | Semantic Web Tools | Web Services DesignData providers SoftwareKnowledge representation Systems and projects Metadata User need studies Use cases UML Data models Data formats Standards [more...] Tutorials Guides Examples Toolkits [more...] Databases Visualization XML Models Z39.50 [more...] Theory UML Ontologies Terminology [more...] CPF EFIS EIARD GBIF GFIS MCPFE NBII NEFIS RENARDUS TBFRA [more...] ABCD Darwin Core Dublin Core Schema EML FGDC FML RDF [more...] [Link to] Alphabethical list of all keywords  [Link to] NEFIS-project homepage at EFI [Link to] EFIS system [Who, what, when?] [Link to] Copyright and policy statement of the NEFIS project Last update: YYYY-MM-DD [of the knowledge base entries - not this page] New plan 3/2004