Assessment could be easily performed by filling a simple form. As a result MELODA provides a final figure for any dataset released composed according with this formula.
where each of the factors weights from 0 to 100%, so that MELODA ranges from 0 to 10. Further explanation about MELODA assessing process is included into annex 7.1.3.
Here there is one example of the assessment process with MELODA 2.5 metric.
Institution A releases a dataset D as linked data but without further explanations about the ontology used, licensed for commercial re-use, and being able to be queried as a SPARQL resource.
Step 1: Legal assessing: Level 4 Step 2: → 90% (Commercial use)
Step 1: Accessibility assessing: Level 5 Step 2: → 100% (Queryable through SPARQL)
Step 1:Technical assessing: Level 4 Step 2:→ 75% (Metadata without details)
We could say Dataset D is marked with a 8.22 / 10 in MELODA metric.