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

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 07:38:12 -0400
Cc: W3C GLD WG WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <96D954D4-5877-4C70-A710-731E492126E3@3roundstones.com>
To: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Absolutely, great idea.  Will organize and advise.

Cheers,

Bernadette Hyland
co-chair W3C Government Linked Data Working Group
Charter: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/

On Jul 29, 2011, at 12:20 AM, Michael Hausenblas wrote:

> 
>> On this topic, I would encourage people to take at look at the VoaF
> 
> +1 to VOAF ... I'd like to ask the chairs to consider inviting one of the Mondeca guys (Bernard Vatant or Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche) to join one of our upcoming telecons and quickly report on their lessons learned so far.
> 
> Cheers,
> 	Michael
> --
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> 
> On 28 Jul 2011, at 21:01, John Erickson wrote:
> 
>> On this topic, I would encourage people to take at look at the VoaF
>> ('Vocabulary of a Friend) <http://bit.ly/ppQPUc> and Linked Open
>> Vocabularies <http://bit.ly/q7PIEn> work happening in Europe. For
>> example, François Scharffe demoed this at RPI this afternoon:
>> 
>> http://labs.mondeca.com/dataset/lov/index.html
>> 
>> My point in highlighting this tool is to not how it leverages VoaF to
>> show the interrelationships of vocabularies. As we noted earlier
>> today, one of the problems to be tackled by this WG is creating best
>> practices that help stakeholders e.g. choose vocabularies (among other
>> things).
>> 
>> John
>> 
>> 2011/7/28 Thomas, George (OS/ASA/OCIO/OEA) <George.Thomas1@hhs.gov>:
>>> Thanks Professor Gómez-Pérez for the interesting suggestion during today’s
>>> GLD telecon and the follow up.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Can I ask that you also take a look at a similar suggestion [1] [2] and
>>> discuss with TopQuadrant GLD participants [3] who presented at the GLD F2F
>>> [4] [5]? Perhaps a cross-walk of ideas, motivations, concepts, vocabulary
>>> reuse, etc…
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> If other GLD participants are also working in this area, I’d encourage your
>>> engagement on this GLD deliverable topic as well J
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> George
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> [1] http://www.linkedmodel.org/
>>> 
>>> [2] http://www.linkedmodel.org/doc/vaem/1.2/
>>> 
>>> [3] http://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=47663&public=1
>>> 
>>> [4] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/F2F1
>>> 
>>> [5]
>>> http://www.topquadrant.com/resources/Internal%20Presentations/TQ%20-%20LinkedModels.ppt
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> From: public-gld-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-gld-wg-request@w3.org] On
>>> Behalf Of Asunción Gómez Pérez
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:40 AM
>>> To: public-gld-wg@w3.org
>>> Subject: Suggestion regarding the standard vocabularies task force -
>>> Metadata just for describing public-gov vocabularies
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
>> http://bitwacker.com
>> olyerickson@gmail.com
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>> Skype: @olyerickson
>> 
> 
> 
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