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Départ de Sentier Events and Membership Portal

This web application allows you to sign up for membership in the Départ de Sentier (DdS) association. DdS hosts conferences, schools, and online seminars; the list of public events is given below. If you have questions, you can reach us at .

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Online seminar: Glossaries in LCA (13:30 CEST May 31 2024)

Glossaries are an idea pioneered by the Hestia project, and are now being used by many forward-looking companies and database providers. They act as a single public-facing description of the ontology and taxonomy of a database or project, avoiding inconsistencies and enabling automatic conversion or harmonization. Some glossaries also includes links to other glossaries, enabling simple automatic data exchange. DdS is building a glossary and a set of services for that glossary. In this seminar, we will describe our current work, give a demo of the tools and client library, and answer questions about our glossary and data exchange in general. This online seminar will be held online via Zoom at 13:30 CEST on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Registration opens: April 9, 2024
Registration closes: May 31, 2024