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Suggestion regarding the standard vocabularies task force - Metadata just for describing public-gov vocabularies

From: Asunción Gómez Pérez <asun@fi.upm.es>
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:40:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4E3182D5.8030102@fi.upm.es>
To: public-gld-wg@w3.org

Dear all

Regarding the Task Force *Standard Vocabularies*, I would like to 
propose the creation of a *meta-standard just for  describing  
public-gov vocabularies*.  Currently, most vocabularies exist in the 
goverment domain in pure form without any additional information, e.g. 
authorship information, such as provided by Dublin Core for text 
documents, VOID for data sets, etc. This burden makes it difficult for 
goverments e.g. to identify, find and apply candidate vocabularies for 
their resuse effectively and efficiently.

Once the meta-standard is created, the next stpe would be to populate 
it  with domain specific public-gov vocabularies and store them in 
central metadata registry.

This approach is similar to The Ontology Metadata Vocabulary [1,2] -OMV- 
for the description of ontologies, which reflects what the ontology is 
about, their developers, degree of consensus, etc.

I think that there are many lessons learnt from the Ontology Engineering 
community that could help us to speed up the process of creating, 
managing and using vocabularies.

KInd regards

[1] http://omv2.sourceforge.net/
[2] Hartmann, J.; Palma, R.; Sure, Y.; Haase, P.; Suarez-Figueroa, M. 
"OMV- Ontology Metadata Vocabulary". In: Proceedings of the 
International Workshop on Ontology Patterns for the Semantic Web, 
located at the conference International Semantic Web Conference, 
ISWC2005. November, 2005. Galway, Ireland.

Prof. Asunción Gómez-Pérez
Director of the Ontology Engineering Group
Facultad de Informática
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Campus de Montegancedo, sn
Boadilla del Monte, 28660, Spain
Home page: www.oeg-upm.net
Email: asun@fi.upm.es
Phone: (34-91) 336-7417
Fax: (34-91) 352-4819
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