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Re: Request for Feedback, Suggestions on TaxonConcept Species Concepts

From: Søren Roug <soren.roug@eea.europa.eu>
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 11:35:18 +0200
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: "pedantic-web@googlegroups.com" <pedantic-web@googlegroups.com>
Message-Id: <201006061135.18578.soren.roug@eea.europa.eu>
There is also a community-supported ontology for taxonomy called Darwin Core 
at:

http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/#kingdom


> 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.
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