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

From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:42:45 +0100
Cc: Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>, Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>, eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A189E8B3-820C-4DF2-9383-5600D7E35BB5@few.vu.nl>
To: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Hi Michael,

On 2 feb 2010, at 10:14, Michael Hausenblas wrote:
> Indeed. For a start I'd suggest people look at the voiD overview [1] and the
> voiD guide [2]. Further we are currently working on voiD 2.0 [3], which we
> intent to submit to W3C as a member submission.
> 
> Regarding dataset dynamics, we are working on a vocabulary [4] and a first
> demo is available [5] as well. This is rather premature work, though a
> couple of people seem to be interested and have gathered in a respective
> working group [6].

Thanks for these pointers, very interesting stuff.

>> 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).
> 
> Right. We are about to release a new version of Neologism very soon and
> happy to keep you posted.

Great, I figured as much (as the demo seems to be down). Do you have any plans for incorporating a SKOS view/browser in Neologism? As an increasing number of ontologies/vocabularies are now developed as SKOS, this would be very useful.  

Cheers,

Rinke

> Cheers,
>      Michael
> 
> [1] http://semanticweb.org/wiki/VoiD
> [2] http://rdfs.org/ns/void-guide
> [3] http://code.google.com/p/void-impl/issues/list?q=milestone%3ARelease2.0
> [4] http://purl.org/NET/dady
> [5] http://code.google.com/p/dady/wiki/Demos
> [6] http://groups.google.com/group/dataset-dynamics
> 
> -- 
> Dr. Michael Hausenblas
> LiDRC - Linked Data Research Centre
> DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
> NUIG - National University of Ireland, Galway
> Ireland, Europe
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> 
> 
> 
>> From: Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>
>> Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 00:39:14 +0100
>> To: Peter Krantz <peter.krantz@gmail.com>
>> Cc: eGov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
>> Subject: Re: Catalog software to maintain/display OWL vocabularies...
>> Resent-From: <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
>> Resent-Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 23:40:09 +0000
>> 
>> 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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