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Re: Request for Feedback, Suggestions on TaxonConcept Species Concepts

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 10:18:58 +0100
To: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, pedantic-web@googlegroups.com
Message-ID: <20100606101858.39aea2e6@miranda.g5n.co.uk>
On Fri, 4 Jun 2010 18:06:08 -0500
Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com> wrote:

> I would appreciate feedback on these models and any suggestions for
> how they could be improved. :-)

The following:

@prefix txn: <http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ontology/txn.owl#> .

<http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Species>
	a owl:Class ;
	txn:kingdom "Animalia" ;
	txn:phylum "Arthropoda" ;
	txn:class "Insecta" ;
	txn:order "Lepidoptera" ;
	txn:family "Nymphalidae" ;
	txn:genus "Danaus" ;
	txn:epithet "plexippus" ;
	txn:author_year "(Linnaeus, 1758)" ;
	txn:commonName "Monarch Butterfly" ;
	foaf:page <foo> .

Appears to be an almost identical way of representing a species concept
to the one I came up with a couple of years ago:

@prefix txn: <http://purl.org/NET/biol/ns#> .

<http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/mCcSp#Species>
	a txn:Taxonomy ;
	# note: txn:Taxonomy rdfs:subClassOf rdfs:Class.
	txn:kingdom "Animalia" ;
	txn:phylum "Arthropoda" ;
	txn:class "Insecta" ;
	txn:order "Lepidoptera" ;
	txn:family "Nymphalidae" ;
	txn:genus "Danaus" ;
	txn:species "plexippus" ;
	txn:authority "Linnaeus, 1758" ;
	txn:commonName "Monarch Butterfly" ;
	txn:seeAlso <foo> .

I wonder if you could reuse the URIs I minted rather than creating new
ones?

If we could stamp out any incompatibilities between the two ontologies,
then I'd be happy to point the http://purl.org/NET/biol/ns URI at your
ontology, so we'd just have a single merged ontology.

-- 
Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail@tobyinkster.co.uk>
<http://tobyinkster.co.uk>
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