Yves Jaques

Affiliation: FAO of the UN

Sector: Library, Archive, Sciences, Research, International Organization

Country: Italy

Website: http://aims.fao.org

Yves Jaques (MSc SoftDev) is an Information & Knowledge Management Officer at the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Holding posts with the Fisheries & Aquaculture Department, the Statistics Division and the Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research & Extension, he has for over ten years provided software solutions in support of FAO's mission to end world hunger. He has participated in cutting-edge knowledge engineering projects (NeON, D4Science) as well as bricks-and-mortar data management in challenging Sub-Saharan environments (CountrySTAT). He has worked to build crosswalks between document-like objects and statistical data through participation in the Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) standard. He currently oversees a distributed team that develops VocBench, a web-based OWL/SKOS vocabulary management tool while also focusing on thesaurus alignment and the dissemination of vocabularies and bibliographic records through RDF linked open data.

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