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Re: How should I "link" a predicate?

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 03:12:58 +0000
To: Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>, Mischa Tuffield <mmt04r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
CC: Paul Houle <ontology2@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EMEW3|2526cf9886a9c38f4a28063e73abd370m7M4DQ02hg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|C897A5CA.163A2%hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Oh dear, here I go.

I have never understood why, at the publishing level, the elements of
vocabularies, RDFS, OWL, are any different from any other URIs we might use.
Surely what is good for a URI about Mischa (html, 303, RDF, etc,) is also
good for the predicates that are attached to it?

On 20/08/2010 14:38, "Ed Summers" <ehs@pobox.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Mischa Tuffield <mmt04r@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>> There are some best practises to writing and and publishing RDF vocabs. You
>> can find them on the W3C site :
>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/VM/http-examples/2006-01-18/
So why can't this page be much shorter, referring to the LD stuff for most
of it, and any extra where necessary?
Simplifies the maintenance problem, as well.
Or maybe I have missed something.

> The final version of that doc might have a bit more polish [1].
> I'm kind of a fan of using RDFa to publish vocabularies, since it is
> incredibly lightweight (you can just publish a static HTML document).
> For example, we felt like we needed to create a few pieces of
> vocabulary for the National Digital Newspaper Program, so we simply
> published an HTML document as part of the web application [2].
> If you need something to manage the namespace I'd take a look at
> Neologism [3]. The openvocab [4] solution is also requires very little
> on your part.
> //Ed
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-vocab-pub/
> [2] http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/terms/
> [3] http://neologism.deri.ie/
> [4] http://open.vocab.org/
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