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Species Concept Mapping RDF fixes and question, should the species be represented as a class? Class SpeciesConcept => Class Species Cougar

From: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 19:40:36 -0600
Message-ID: <3833bf630912011740q2b6930b5s6aa45b1ad4aaf7ce@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org, dmozzherin@gmail.com
Hi LOD'ers,

Richard Cyganiak was kind enough to suggest some fixes and changes, which
you can see on the new version.

http://rdf.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p.rdf

http://rdf.taxonconcept.org/ont/txn_doc/index.html

http://rdf.taxonconcept.org/ont/void.rdf

I also made another change which I would like to ask the LOD community
about.

I was thinking that the species itself should be a class so that individuals
of that species would be instances of that class.

Probably another skos:Concept class.

So an individual species concept class like that for the Cougar would be an
instance of a skos:Concept (SpeciesConcept) class and also be a skos:Concept
class (Cougar) of it's own.

Individual animals would be instances of the skos:Concept class (Cougar).

This should work with OWL2 but I don't know how well it will work with the
LOD.

Also I created a VERY preliminary OWL document that would contain a much
more complete representation of the species.

My thoughts are that these OWL documents would be used to help determine
what specimens are instances of what species concept.
The goal would be to provide an OWL document for those who need a more
complete description of what we mean by the URI, while
also providing a much lighter RDF representation that could be used for
concept mapping etc.

However, I don't know if I am going about this in the right way.

Below are my VERY preliminary examples of what these OWL documents might
look like.

The example has some attributes that I thought should be included in a
species document, but it does not have everything that would like to
eventually include.

http://rdf.taxonconcept.org/owlses/v6n7p/2009-12-01.owl

Doc's at http://rdf.taxonconcept.org/owlses/v6n7p/owl_doc/index.html

The common classes etc, would eventually be moved to a separate ontology
that would be imported into each individual species ontology.

And these ontologies will need to be fixed so that they work together, I
don't think they do right now.

Thanks in Advance, :-)

- Pete
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