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Re: Introducing Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:34:57 -0500
Message-ID: <4D309751.4010507@openlinksw.com>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
CC: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
On 1/14/11 12:51 PM, Bernard Vatant wrote:
> Hello all
>
> I'm pleased to announce the first publication of
> "Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF) - Friendly vocabularies for the 
> linked data Web"
>
> Data sets published in the framework of the Linked Open Data Cloud are 
> relying on a variety of RDFS vocabularies or OWL ontologies.
> The aim of VOAF is to provide information on such vocabularies, and in 
> particular how they rely on each other.
> VOAF defines a network of vocabularies the same way FOAF is used to 
> define networks of people"
>
> VOAF is of course a clear homage to FOAF, which is the hub of the 
> network : more than half of the listed vocabularies rely on it one way 
> or another.
> I've asked Dan Brickley a couple of days ago if he did not mind this 
> friendly hack. Without answer from him, I just went ahead following 
> the adage "Qui ne dit mot consent".
>
> More at http://www.mondeca.com/foaf/voaf-doc.html
>
> The VOAF dataset is available as linked data at 
> http://www.mondeca.com/foaf/voaf-vocabs.rdf
>
> This is a work in progress, still a bit sketchy, which hopefully will 
> benefit from the community feedback.
>
> In particular I've tried to link the vocabularies to the CKAN datasets 
> using the Tag ontology, for example making explicit the link from 
> http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1 to http://ckan.net/tag/format-foaf
> Instead of re-inventing a specific attribute I've reused Lexvo, MOAT 
> and Tag ontologies like in the following, which is might be a bit 
> convoluted for the purpose at hand.
>
> <voaf:Vocabulary rdf:about="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1">
> ...
> <lvont:representedBy>
> <moat:Tag rdf:about="http://ckan.net/tag/format-foaf">
> <tag:name>format-foaf</tag:name>
> </moat:Tag>
> </lvont:representedBy>
> ...
> </voaf:Vocabulary>
>
> I've made sense of quite a bunch of CKAN tags in terms of 
> corresponding vocabulary used, but there are still quite a few 
> vocabularies w/o corresponding CKAN tags. If people in charge of CKAN 
> tags see anything I've missed pleas feel free to push it to me.
>
> And of course any feedback on whatever you would like to see 
> added/modified/deleted is welcome.
>
> Thanks for your attention.
>
> Bernard
>

Bernard,

Awesome!

Links:

1. 
http://uriburner.com/PivotViewer/?url=http%3A%2F%2Furiburner.com%2Fc%2FDPXHL6%23%2524facet0%2524%3DCreator%26%2524view%2524%3D2 
-- PivotViewer page (so good on Mac OS X or Windows browsers)

2. http://uriburner.com/c/DO4O6W - iSPARQL based Linked Data Page

3. http://uriburner.com/c/DQOJBX -- OpenLink Data Explorer View .


Happy New Year!

Kingsley

>
>
> -- 
> Bernard Vatant
> Senior Consultant
> Vocabulary & Data Engineering
> Tel:       +33 (0) 971 488 459
> Mail: bernard.vatant@mondeca.com <mailto:bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
President&  CEO
OpenLink Software
Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
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