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Vocabulary Bank for Education Dissemination Event - 26 Nov 2010

VBE dissemination event

The Vocabulary Bank for Education (VBE) provides a range of multilingual, controlled lists relevant to learning in the EU, including those that are used to validate metadata profiles and a thesaurus used to describe educational topics. To support dissemination of the VBE a one-day event will take place on Friday 26th November in London from 10:00 to 16:00. Lunch will be served. Attendance is free but places are limited.

Venue: The Wellcome Conference Centre, 183 Euston Road, London, website

Registration: click here

The target audience is people and organisations that:

  • have an interest in knowledge management
  • expect to be editing and managing vocabularies
  • might use the vocabularies published in the VBE
  • are involved with the ASPECT project
  • want to connect their systems to interact with the VBE

The aims off the day are:

  • to demonstrate the latest leading edge technologies
  • to raise awareness of the VBE and its surrounding services
  • to encourage collaboration in the use of terminology services
  • to disseminate the ASPECT project


  • 10:00 Registration
  • 10:30 Introductions and objectives for the day
  • 10:45 ASPECT project and services
  • 11:15 VBE demonstration
  • 11:45 Coffee
  • 12:00 Lexaurus Editor
  • 12:30 Interfacing with the VBE REST API
  • 13:00 Project partner feedback (Kati)
  • 13:15 Discussions
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:15 Example implementations
  • 14:30 Customisation
  • 14:55 Faceted classification
  • 15:20 Modelling ontologies – discussion of ‘facets’ versus relationships
  • 15:45 Summing up
  • 16:00 Tea and biscuits
  • 16:15‐17:15 One‐to‐one and group discussions / Hands on use of Lexaurus Editor
  • 17:30‐18:30 Canapes and wine
  • 19:00‐21:00 Meal locally for those wishing to stay

Presentations will be given by:

  • Neil Smith ‐ Director, Vocabulary Management Group
  • Rob Tice ‐ Technical Architect for Lexaurus and Director, Vocabulary Management Group
  • Mike Collett ‐ Director, Vocabulary Management Group
  • Kati Clements ‐ University of Jyväskylä

If you have any topics or questions that you particularly want covering then please email them to Mike Collett mike[AT] by 24th November.