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Re: Catalog software to maintain/display OWL vocabularies...

From: Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 00:39:14 +0100
Message-ID: <cf8107641002011539v108191c7mae820ef69496836c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
Cc: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Peter, all!

I think the form of such a repository could be exposed as a
void:Dataset [1], with its dynamics (updates) expressed using e.g.
Atom feeds. See dady [2] (DatasetDynamics) for building upon voiD [3]
to express such data syndication/synchronization
(notification/update).

For vocabulary publishing tools, I suggest examining e.g. Neologism
[4]. It's built on Drupal, seems to use clean, reliable and
*non-tool-dependent* URI:s. A prime example of it in action is voiD
itself (with representations available as HTML, RDF, N3 and a
diagram).

I'm not sure about where it stands regarding describing its content
with voiD, dady, Atom etc; but it seems reasonable it may progress
along that path. And hopefully more tools will appear using the same
approach. (The principles themselves should of course be clear and
non-tool-specific; i.e. Cool URIs, conneg/REST, dataset descriptions
and dynamics, feeds.)

Jeni Tennison's series of posts about Linked Data [5] about are also
an excellent source of practical experience on these matters.

Best regards,
Niklas Lindström

[1]: http://rdfs.org/ns/void#Dataset
[2]: http://esw.w3.org/topic/DatasetDynamics
[3]: http://rdfs.org/ns/void
[4]: http://neologism.deri.ie/
[5]: http://www.jenitennison.com/blog/taxonomy/term/46



On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:14 PM, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> We are investigating cost efficient ways of maintaining a catalog of
> vocabularies created by various agencies. As data outlives
> organizations I would like to bea able to find an OWL model years
> after the agency that created it was shut down.
>
> In addition, many of the websites that our agencies have today are
> poor att maintaining URL:s over time so a common repository would make
> life easier for the people involved in creating and maintaining
> vocabularies.
>
> I guess I would like to have a model.gov.se website that presented
> vocabularies in a consistent way for both humans and machines while at
> the same time enabling discoverability of all the vocabularies that
> the public sector creates.
>
> Is anyone here aware if such software exists? Has anyone seen similar
> catalogs on the web?
>
> Regards,
>
> Peter Krantz
> Stockholm, Sweden
>
>
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