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Process for contributing vocabulary entries

From: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 11:42:23 +0100
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As previously reported, the DDWG intends to enable public contributions
of vocabulary entries, for consideration in the Core Vocabulary of the
DDR.

Some discussion amongst colleagues in the group seems to suggest that
the following data should accompany each contribution:

1. A description of the property, with as much precision as possible.
2. The units with which one measures the property (or range of values,
or whatever is appropriate).
3. The data type to use (e.g. non-zero integer).
4. Justification for the property being in the *core* vocabulary.

These are just a suggested list, and likely to be the actual list we use
in the public process.

Notice that a name for the property is not in this list. Names would be
decided as part of a follow-on process that creates the vocabulary
entity and relates it to the common ontology.

Contributions to the vocabulary will be in the form of "suggested
entries". It will up to the DDWG members to assess these contributions
and (where agreed) formalize their entry into the vocabulary/ontology.

A draft of the process is on the DDWG wiki [1].

Hopefully this process will be commencing in the next week or two. If
you have any comments before we commence the process, please let us know
via this list. For example, would you like to see some example
submissions, or would you prefer not to be influenced by examples?

---Rotan.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/DDWG/wiki/CoreVocabularyProcess
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