Sharing vocabularies on the web via SKOS

I’m a little late with this, which came through from Aida Slavic while I was on holiday and then got put into a pile of things needing more time, … but hopefully the information is not stale yet. On 21 July the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO) held a meeting in London about Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS), vocabularies and the web; the slides and recording for this meeting are now available. And they look like treasure to me.

The presentations include, by way of introduction, Alistair Miles on SKOS in the Context of Semantic Web Development, which includes a five minute tutorial on SKOS. There are a couple of reports of practical implementations in knowledge organization and semantic web services, and a couple of presentations relating SKOS to other standards (the BS8723 thesaurus standard and the Web Ontology Language, OWL).