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Re: About FaBiO and CiTO

From: Eric Stephan <ericphb@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:23:37 -0800
Message-ID: <CAMFz4jhOXpZGEDeMKXG2UFPOtqTNQYbd4btg8kYVqt6HmrfmLg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Silvio Peroni <silvio.peroni@unibo.it>
Cc: public-dwbp-comments@w3.org
Dr. Peroni,

Thank you so much for your kind response and very helpful guidance on the
use of SPAR ontologies.  Our citation model is very fluid at this point
where it is easy to make changes and I would prefer making changes based on
your recommendations prior to our request for comments in early January.

We did look at biro:BibliographicRecord at one point but weren't sure about
its use.  I'll look over this, if we find additional properties that are
not in the scope of biro:BibliographicRecord I am wondering if our
additional properties could serve as requests for additional properties
within BIRO?  If we did use this I'd have to ask our other co-editors about
the use of FaBIO:work.

It might interest you as well that we are looking at several non-semantic
vocabularies expressed in XML (
and JSON (e.g. http://okfnlabs.org/bibjson/) and the BFO/IBO/IAO ontology
suite .  I'd like to attempt map citation classes from the SPAR
vocabularies to these within the scope of DUV to get buy-in about our
approach in other metadata communities.  If you are aware of any work like
this and can let us know, please let me know.

Many thanks again,

Eric Stephan
DUV co-editor

On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 6:29 AM, Silvio Peroni <silvio.peroni@unibo.it>

> Hi all,
> I’m Silvio Peroni, and I’m one of the co-author of SPAR Ontologies, that
> you are adopting in the current version of your amazing work on data
> citation, i.e.,
> http://w3c.github.io/dwbp/vocab-du.html
> First of all, let me say you are doing a wonderful job and, in case you
> think my help would be valuable for that work, I’m really happy to be
> involved somehow, in particular for what concern the use of SPAR Ontologies.
> I’ve read the current state of the document (Dec 19) and, sorry to bother
> you about this, I’ve found few typos and have few questions and suggestions
> about some aspects of the spec, in particular those related with CiTO and
> FaBiO, of course. Please find my comments as follows.
> # Prefixes
> Both the prefixes for FaBiO and CiTO finish with a "/" rather than a "#",
> i.e.:
> http://purl.org/spar/fabio/
> http://purl.org/spar/cito/
> This should be modified in the namespace declaration (section 2), and in
> all the examples.
> # Citation acts
> The property cito:isCitedBy is commonly used for relating two entities A
> and B (e.g., papers, a dataset and a paper, etc.) where A is cited by B. It
> is not used for relating and entity (such as a dataset) to a citation act
> (as shown in the figure is section 6), rather such entity with the entity
> that actually cites it. Simplifying, saying that
> :A cito:isCitedBy :B .
> means exactly (by using a citation act) that
> :c-act-1 a cito:CitationAct ;
> cito:hasCitingEntity :B ;
> cito:hasCitedEntity :A .
> See http://www.sparontologies.net/ontologies/cito#cito_1 for another
> example of that.
> For expressing the relation between the dataset and the citation act you
> should need an inverse property of cito:hasCitedEntity. If it is needed, I
> would be happy to add it (as long as the inverse properties of the other
> citation act properties) to CiTO.
> # About duv:DataCitation and fabio:Work
> I have some doubts, that surely derives from my poor expertise in the
> model and in the discussion you had in the last months, on the difference
> about duv:DataCitation and fabio:Work. In principle, a citation act allows
> you to say that some work (e.g., a paper) cites a certain dataset. Thus,
> what does the duv:DataCitation class need in this scenario? I'm sure I'm
> missing something here, but I would like only to understand better the use
> case for this.
> BTW, is the div:DataCitation class close to the biro:BibliographicRecord
> one (see http://www.sparontologies.net/ontologies/biro)?
> # References
> Both FaBiO and CiTO can be referenced by means of their official
> publication:
> Peroni, S., Shotton, D. (2012). FaBiO and CiTO: ontologies for describing
> bibliographic resources and citations. In Journal of Web Semantics:
> Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 17 (December 2012):
> 33-43. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.
> http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.websem.2012.08.001
> --------------------
> I hope these comments can be of interest for you. Please don’t hesitate to
> contact me for any further question and, still, I apologise if this email
> is inappropriate and out of topic.
> Have a nice day :-)
> S.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Silvio Peroni, Ph.D.
> Department of Computer Science and Engineering
> University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
> Tel: +39 051 2094871
> E-mail: silvio.peroni@unibo.it
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