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Re: Example RDF linking species concepts to photo gallery RDF, Suggestions or Comments Appreciated

From: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 May 2009 14:19:25 -0500
Message-ID: <3833bf630905081219m31ef186doaf073aba948317e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
> Also, have you seen <http://purl.org/NET/biol/ns#> ? If you make
> geospecies:SpeciesConcept an rdfs:subClassOf biol:Taxonomy, then
> geospecies:speciesHasGallery can be an rdfs:subPropertyOf biol:seeAlso.

Thanks Toby!

I added this ontology to the imports for my ontology with the goal of
getting them to work together.

I just updated my ontology at: http://rdf.geospecies.org/ont/gsontology.owl

The main goal of my ontology and data set is to link together information
about species in a way that survives changes in nomenclature e.g.
species names. This page explains this issue briefly:

I am not sure about the best way to properly connect different ontologies,
so I currently import them and check for identical or linkable entities.

I am doing this in Protege 4.0, and unfortunately some of these external
ontologies don't import simply or their appear to be conflicts between them.

Also you should know about the Taxonomic Databases Working Group or TDWG.
They have related ontologies in development. At the bottom of my observation
record in the previous email you can see my early attempts to adopt their
vocabulary for observation records.

Here are the links for TDWG http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/index.htm

FYI: Since this is under development some of the links on these pages take
you to older versions which might confuse you at first. At least they were
confusing to me.

You might want to start out with Simple Darwin Core to get feeling for the


I will be exploring your ontology over the next few days. It would be great
if we can get the GeoSpecies, Biol, and TDWG ontologies to work
well together.


- Pete
Received on Friday, 8 May 2009 19:20:03 UTC

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