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Re: Request for Feedback, Suggestions on TaxonConcept Species Concepts

From: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2010 22:26:52 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTik6tCJPwQJDKQmiVk3UvfBiidfUayMv4EuuJt8P@mail.gmail.com>
To: joel sachs <jsachs@csee.umbc.edu>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, pedantic-web@googlegroups.com
Hi Joel,

I changed these so they are now in this form. It is still wrong in the
rdf_dump but that will replaced in the next day or two.

<owl:Class rdf:about="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/dwAmr#Species">
  <foaf:page rdf:resource="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_cardui"/>
  <foaf:page rdf:resource="http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_cardui
"/>
  <foaf:page rdf:resource="http://www.eol.org/pages/2682820"/>
  <foaf:page rdf:resource="http://eunis.eea.europa.eu/species/90992"/>

Thanks Again, :-)

- Pete

On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 9:00 PM, joel sachs <jsachs@csee.umbc.edu> wrote:

> Pete,
>
> I notice that you use skos:closeMatch (instead of owl:sameAs) to assert
> near equivalence amongst species concepts. E.g.,
>
> <owl:Class rdf:about="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Species">
>        <skos:closeMatch rdf:resource="
> http://dbpedia.org/resource/Monarch_(butterfly)"/>
>
> In an area as tricky as species concepts, I agree that skos:closeMatch has
> advantages over owl:sameAs. (For example, closeMatch is not transitive,
> which makes it harder for errors to propagate.)
>
> You then make a series of foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf statements, such as
>
> <owl:Class rdf:about="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Species">
>        <foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf rdf:resource="
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_(butterfly)"/>
>
> But foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf is an inverse functional property. Since I assume
> you agree with the assertion (from dbpedia) that
>
> <rdf:Description rdf:about="
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_(butterfly)">
>        <foaf:primaryTopic rdf:resource="
> http://dbpedia.org/resource/Monarch_(butterfly)"/>
>
> you are, in fact, asserting that your Monarch Butterfly and dbpedia's
> Monarch Butterfly are owl:sameAs each other. (Is there a reason you need
> foaf:primaryTopic, instead of, say, dc:subject?)
>
> I look forward to using this dataset -
> Regards,
> Joel.
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, 4 Jun 2010, Peter DeVries wrote:
>
>  Hi Everyone,
>>
>> I am working on a new model for species concepts at TaxonConcept.org.
>>
>> These are an extension of my work on GeoSpecies, and are also designed to
>> investigate mapping names to concepts as part of the Global Names
>> Initiative<http://gni.globalnames.org/>
>>
>> .
>>
>> The main difference between these and GeoSpecies are that each species
>> concept is a class.
>>
>> This is to address some users who feel that species are best modeled as a
>> class.
>>
>> Other groups would like species modeled as an instance.
>>
>> This is mainly those groups that are dealing with large numbers of species
>> occurrence records.
>>
>> To deal with these different needs I have come up with the following
>> solution.
>>
>> Each species concept has related "Tags" that are instances.
>>
>> For example
>>
>> In this RDF there is a description of the following species concept
>>
>> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp.rdf
>>
>> there is a description of the following species concept
>>
>> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Species
>> URIBurner <
>>
>> http://linkeddata.uriburner.com/about/html/http/lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp%01Species
>>
>>>
>>>
>> <txn:speciesConceptHasSpeciesTopicTag rdf:resource="
>> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Topic"/>
>>
>> <txn:speciesConceptHasSpeciesOccurrenceTag rdf:resource="
>> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Occurrence"/>
>>
>> <txn:speciesConceptHasSpeciesIndividualTag rdf:resource="
>> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Individual"/>
>>
>> I created the #Topic tag because I originally was thinking about using
>> that
>> to label those resources that have that species as a topic.
>>
>> Some think this may be unnecessary, but I have left it in for now while I
>> think about it.
>>
>> The "mCcSp#Occurrence" tag is to indicate that the entity is an occurrence
>> of that species.
>>
>> These are instances of the class txn:SpeciesOccurrenceTag, which allows
>> someone to partition the data set into only the information that is about
>> species occurrence records.
>>
>> The "mCcSp#Individual" tag is to represent individuals of that species.
>>
>> Another feature of the species concept RDF is that it maps the species
>> concept to related entities on the LOD and as foreign keys in other data
>> sets.
>>
>> The data set is available via my semantic site map at:
>> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/sitemap.xml.gz
>>
>> And is currently live on the LOD. A SPARQL Endpoint is being setup.
>>
>> The data set contains about 86,000 species concepts.
>>
>> ** We have notice that there maybe some problems with the Fungi section,
>> so
>> I would avoid those for the time being. **
>>
>> I have created a smaller example RDF dump file at:
>> http://lod.taxonconcept.org/taxonconcept_subset.rdf.gz
>>
>> This contains a combination of species concepts and related linked data
>> including Image galleries and a small sample of occurrence records.
>>
>> Here are some examples as viewed through the Sigma service.
>>
>> Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus <
>> http://sig.ma/search?pid=5d903f44eb963350b77074b7d9e80ff9 >
>>
>> Eastern Tree Hole Mosquito Ochlerotatus triseriatus  <
>> http://sig.ma/search?pid=5d903f44eb963350b77074b7d9e80ff9 >
>>
>> Additional Examples can be found at:
>>
>> http://www.taxonconcept.org/example-taxa/
>>
>> I also have some example SPARQL Queries that work on the LOD.
>>
>> http://www.taxonconcept.org/example-sparql-queries/
>>
>> I would appreciate feedback on these models and any suggestions for how
>> they
>> could be improved. :-)
>>
>> Thank you for your time and consideration.
>>
>> - Pete
>>
>> Ontology: http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ontology/txn.owl
>>
>> Ontology Doc: http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ontology/doc/index.html
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>> Pete DeVries
>> Department of Entomology
>> University of Wisconsin - Madison
>> 445 Russell Laboratories
>> 1630 Linden Drive
>> Madison, WI 53706
>> GeoSpecies Knowledge Base
>> About the GeoSpecies Knowledge Base <http://about.geospecies.org/>
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>>
>>


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