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Re: AW: SemWeb terminology page

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:10:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4CDBB302.6090404@few.vu.nl>
To: Neubert Joachim <J.Neubert@zbw.eu>
CC: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, public-lld <public-lld@w3.org>
Well, it does avoid some hassles, but in fact it does not answer anymore the initial need, which was to find a label for:
1. things like FOAF, FRAD and other "metadata schemas"
2. things like AAT, LCSH, VIAF and other "value sets"/"vocabulary encoding schemes" (to take DC abstrac model terminology)

For the first RDF vocabulary would be ok, except that they're not always in RDF (yet). Or would that idea for that category be "stuff that would be represented as RDF vocabularies"? It's alright with me, since we're a linked data-oriented group so can afford quite a biased view on the world ;-)

For the second dataset indeed applies to them, but it is perhaps a bit too broad. RDF conversion of bibliographic catalogs would also be datasets. What we wanted to address was this set of reference values to be used for other datasets. Perhaps on linked data this distinction does not operate anymore, from a technical perspective. But it becomes difficult to explain to non-LD people then if we lose all anchoring to their world.
Perhaps we should keep using a less elegant but quite explicit "authorities and KOS resources" as in the topic list [1]--I'd prefer "KOS" as a general umbrella, but I guess it can be confusing to others...


[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Topics#CM._Conceptual_Models_and_KOS

> +1 - seems to avoid some hassles mentioned earlier.
> Cheers, Joachim
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: public-lld-request@w3.org [mailto:public-lld-request@w3.org] Im Auftrag von Ed Summers
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 10. November 2010 22:51
> An: public-lld
> Betreff: Re: SemWeb terminology page
> Personally, I like the term "RDF Vocabulary" to talk about RDF schemas
> and OWL ontologies like FOAF, SKOS, DCTERMS, etc.
> I tend to use "Dataset" from VoID [1] to refer to a bounded collection
> of web resources e.g. id.loc.gov/authorities, viaf.org, etc.
> I think one of the lessons from the DCAM is that we should limit the
> amount of vocabulary we ourselves have to create to talk about things.
> But that doesn't make for very lengthy dissertations though I guess
> :-)
> //Ed
> [1] http://vocab.deri.ie/void/guide
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