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ready FAIR Metrics - Use Qualified References

Abbreviation: FM-I3

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FM-I3 is a metric concerned with relationships within (meta)data, and between local and third-party data, and whether or not they have explicit and ‘useful’ semantic meaning. One of the reasons that HTML is not suitable for machine-readable knowledge representation is that the hyperlinks between one document and another do not explain the nature of the relationship - it is “unqualified”. For Interoperability, the relationships within and between data must be more semantically rich than “is (somehow) related to”. Numerous ontologies include richer relationships that can be used for this purpose, at various levels of domain-specificity. For example, the use of skos for terminologies (e.g. exact matches), or the use of SIO for genomics (e.g. “has phenotype” for the relationship between a variant and its phenotypic consequences). The expectation is that some of the references/relations point outwards to other resources, owned by third-parties; this is one of the requirements for 5-star linked data. Therefore linksets (in the formal sense) representing part or all of a resource must be provided. This metric applies to part I3 of the FAIR Principles.

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A design framework and exemplar metrics for FAIRness

Mark D Wilkinson, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Erik Schultes, Peter Doorn, Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, Michel Dumontier
bioRxiv (preprint) 2017

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