28 June 2021 - 09:00 to 10:30

SSHOC will build the Social Sciences and Humanities part of the European Open Science Cloud. One of the SSHOC project’s core objectives is to foster the transition from the current Social Sciences and Humanities landscape to a cloud-based infrastructure that will operate according to the FAIR principles, offering access to research data and related services adapted to the needs of the Social Science and Humanities (SSH) community. Furthermore, the tools, services, repositories and other resources brought in by the project partners or generated during the project will be featured in the SSH Open Marketplace.

The SSH European Research Infrastructure Consortia (ERICs) partnering in SSHOC are exploring and enabling collaboration and deeper integration of each other’s infrastructures. One topic that is of relevance for all SSHOC SSH stakeholders is that of managing and using vocabularies. Here we use vocabularies as a general term covering a range of semantic artefacts such as wordlists, taxonomies and thesauri. 

The SSH vocabularies are essential for a proper description of resources and phenomena and in SSHOC many tasks are concerned with them. In SSHOC, a specific “Vocabulary Initiative” was launched last year to coordinate related vocabulary activities and investigate, inform and exchange expertise on vocabularies and the platforms that are hosting and managing them. Therefore, the proposed workshop will have the following main objectives: 

  • To engage the SSH end-user communities present at ICTeSSH in the SSHOC Vocabulary Initiative, to collect their input and feedback on managing vocabularies, and vocabularies as FAIR semantic artefacts. 
  • To raise awareness in the SSH research community present at ICTeSSH on finding, understanding and reusing vocabularies via the SSH Open Marketplace. 


This workshop will consist of several presentations that will the following topics:

  • Using Vocabularies in different SSH tools, such as:
    • SSHOC Dataverse,
    • CLARIN metadata component registry and the
    • ADS Vocabulary Matching tool

The conferenece website is here.

Downloaded the slides here


Draft Agenda






The SSH-SSHOC Vocabulary Initiative

Daan Broeder (CLARIN)


How can researchers use Vocabulary in SSH tools & use cases


USABILITY: Using Vocabularies in the SSH community - Iulianna van der Lek (CLARIN)


FINDABILITY: Current ways of locating suitable vocabularies Matej Ďurčo (DARIAH)


INTEROPERABILITY: Vocabulary Matching Tool Holly Wright) 5 min

INTEROPERABILITY: Use of MT for creating multilingual vocabularies Monica Monachini (CLARIN)

Moderator: Marieke Willems (Trust-IT)


9.40-10.25 with the audience & panel discussion

SSH Vocabulary Initiative - What users want


Modateraor: Marieke Willems (Tust-IT)


  • Daan Broeder (CLARIN)
  • Iulianna van der Lek (CLARIN
  • Holly Wright (ADC)
  • Monica Monachini (CALRIN)
  • Matej Ďurčo (DARIAH)
  • Taina Jääskeläinen (CESSDA)


Wrap up

Daan Broeder (CLARIN)



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Workshop: SSHOC Vocabulary Initiative - What Users Want