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Re: Is it best practices to use a rdfs:seeAlso link to a potentially multimegabyte PDF?, existing predicate for linking to PDF?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:41:02 +0100
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <54BBE6AE-9A08-4DC3-9444-AD3D12AD9119@w3.org>
To: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
I know it is not the same, but I use a combination of the ORE aggregation and the dc:format terms when I publish my presentation slides in different formats. This is really relevant if you have a document that has different formats but is the same logical 'thing'. What I do, roughly, is:

@prefix ore: <http://www.openarchives.org/ore/terms/> .
@prefix dc: <http://purl.org/dc/terms/> .
<http://www.w3.org/2010/1124-Amsterdam-IH/#talk> a ore:Aggregation ;
   ore:aggregates <http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/1124-Amsterdam-IH/Talk.pdf>,
                  .... . 

<http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/1124-Amsterdam-IH/Talk.pdf> a ore:AggregatedResource ;
     dc:format <http://purl.org/NET/mediatypes/application/pdf> . 

If you have something like that, you can the do a 

   rdfs:seeAlso <http://www.w3.org/2010/1124-Amsterdam-IH/#talk> .

Would that help?

Caveat: the purl.org/NET/mediatypes includes only the formally registered media type, eg, not (yet?) Turtle... but that is a different thread...


On Jan 6, 2011, at 20:40 , Peter DeVries wrote:

> I was wondering if there is an existing predicate for linking to a PDF file?
> I would like to incorporate a link between bibliographic reference description and a URL to the location of a PDF of that document.
> I had minted a predicate txn:hasPDFVersion, as demonstrated in this RDF snippet. (Part of http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p.rdf )
>   <txn:SpeciesOriginalDescription rdf:about="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p#OriginalDescription">
>     <!-- Ideally, this should link to a resource in the Biodiversity Heritage Library -->
>     <dcterms:title>Original Published Description relating to Species Concept Puma concolor se:v6n7p</dcterms:title>
>     <dcterms:identifier>http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p#OriginalDescription</dcterms:identifier>
>     <dcterms:description>LOD metadata about the original species description relating to Species Concept Puma concolor se:v6n7p</dcterms:description>
>     <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p#Species"/>
>     <txn:hasAuthorURI rdf:resource="http://dbpedia.org/resource/Carl_Linnaeus"/>
>     <txn:hasBasionymName>Felis concolor Linnaeus 1771</txn:hasBasionymName>
>     <txn:year>1771</txn:year>
>     <txn:hasPDFVersion rdf:resource="http://assets.geospecies.org/spec_concept_uuid/603bebac-cc44-4168-bbf7-b11b976f9d79/Felis_concolor_Linnaeus_1771.pdf"/>
>     <txn:speciesOriginalDescriptionHasSpeciesConcept rdf:resource="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p#Species"/>
>     <!-- There should be a type specimen. Add link to GBIF via 'txn:sodHasTypeSpecimen' if they know about it. -->
>     <wdrs:describedBy rdf:resource="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p.rdf"/>
>   </txn:SpeciesOriginalDescription>
> Some have suggested using rdfs:seeAlso to link to what could be a multimegabyte PDF, but I think this would cause problems for a number of RDF crawlers like Elmo.
> In summary, I think it would be useful to have a predicate that can be used for linking specifically to a PDF document.
> Is there an existing predicate for this?
> What do people think about the suggestion to use rdfs:seeAlso to link to a PDF?
> I would also like to know of others thoughts or suggestions regarding this issue,
> Respectfully,
> - Pete
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
> Pete DeVries
> Department of Entomology
> University of Wisconsin - Madison
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> Madison, WI 53706
> TaxonConcept Knowledge Base / GeoSpecies Knowledge Base
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