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Re: About FaBiO and CiTO

From: Silvio Peroni <silvio.peroni@unibo.it>
Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:43:24 +0100
CC: Bernadette Farias Lóscio <bfl@cin.ufpe.br>, <public-dwbp-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2C1E9F96-6955-40A3-8B3E-9C353FD8EF9B@unibo.it>
To: Eric Stephan <ericphb@gmail.com>
Dear Eric, all,

> Thank you again Dr Peroni for invaluable help.  Please look at the link to model Bernadette provided earlier, I made updates based on your recommendations.  I hope your guidance is captured accurately.

The diagram correctly captures my suggestions indeed.

However, by looking closely at the diagram, I’ve found few other issues that may be corrected before releasing the diagram:

# FRBR part

The property frbr:part should go from the container to the contained item (in this case from fabio:Expression to biro:BibliographicReference). If you want to keep the arrow in the other direction, i.e., from biro:BibliographicReference to fabio:Expression, you should use frbr:partOf instead;

# OA motivations

According to [1] the link between an annotation and its motivation is oa:motivatedBy. It should replace oa:hasMotivation in the diagram.

# Body of annotations

It is not clear why the diagram doesn’t include the mandatory body (oa:hasBody) of the annotation, as suggested in [2]. An alternative representation of that example (using only SPAR Ontologies) would be:

@prefix : <http://www.sparontologies.net/example/> .
@prefix fabio: <http://purl.org/spar/cito> .
@prefix cito: <http://purl.org/spar/cito> .
@prefix c4o: <http://purl.org/spar/c4o/> .
@prefix oa: <http://www.w3.org/ns/oa#> .

:annotation a oa:Annotation;
    oa:motivatedBy oa:commenting ;
    oa:hasBody :comment ;
    oa:hasTarget :citation-act .

:comment a fabio:Comment ;
    c4o:hasContent "I'm citing that paper because it
        initiated this whole new field of research." .

:citation-act a cito:CitationAct;
    cito:hasCitingEntity :paper-a ;
    cito:hasCitationCharacterization cito:cites ;
    cito:hasCitedEntity :paper-b .

This “template” could be used for any kind of oa:Motivation, in my opinion. You can also add, in case it is needed, the particular author for such annotation by means of the object property oa:annotatedBy.

In my opinion, the same would hold also for duv:UserFeedback (which is a kind of annotation).

# References for the SPAR Ontologies used

In case you need them, for FaBiO (http://purl.org/spar/fabio <http://purl.org/spar/fabio>) and CiTO (http://purl.org/spar/cito <http://purl.org/spar/cito>) you can use the following reference:

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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.websem.2012.08.001>

For BiRO (http://purl.org/spar/biro <http://purl.org/spar/biro>) and C4O (http://purl.org/spar/c4o <http://purl.org/spar/c4o>), if you would like to use it, you can use the following reference:

Di Iorio, A., Nuzzolese, A. G., Peroni, S., Shotton, D., Vitali, F. (2014). Describing bibliographic references in RDF. In Garcia Castro, A., Lange, C., Lord, P., Stevens, R. (Eds.), Proceedings of 4th Workshop on Semantic Publishing (SePublica 2014), CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1155. Aachen, Germany: CEUR-WS.org. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1155/paper-05.pdf <http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1155/paper-05.pdf>

OK, I think that’s all. Sorry for the long email.
Have a nice day :-)


1. https://www.w3.org/ns/oa <https://www.w3.org/ns/oa> 
2. http://www.sparontologies.net/ontologies/cito#cito_2 <http://www.sparontologies.net/ontologies/cito#cito_2> 

Silvio Peroni, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
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