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Re: Introducing Vocabularies of a Friend (VOAF)

From: Stephane Fellah <fellahst@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:26:32 -0500
Message-ID: <AANLkTinUxLKWWgEOkuR7nX=0z9obSdBaTZzJfDngHr8j@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Bernard,

Thanks for your answer. Another question I was wondering: Can we extend the
VOAF ontology to describe SKOS taxonomies ? Does this question make sense to
you ?  In the case of SKOS, we have only the notion of concepts not classes
and properties.

Regards
Stephane Fellah

On Sat, Jan 15, 2011 at 6:52 PM, Bernard Vatant
<bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>wrote:

> Hi Stephane
>
> 2011/1/15 Stephane Fellah <fellahst@gmail.com>
>
> Sounds very interesting initiative. Based on my understanding, I think it
>> should be possible to write a tool that read any OWL document and generate a
>> VOAF document.
>
>
> Indeed I've been thinking along those lines. The current dataset is
> handcrafted as a prototype should be, but I'm indeed thinking now about ways
> to generate the VOAF description automagically from the OWL or RDFS files.
> Devil is in the details, though. Some information you can't really get by
> conventional parsing of the graph, such as which namespaces are used, to
> populate the voaf:reliesOn property. Those you can get by ad hoc syntactic
> scripts, but vocabularies are published using a variety of syntaxes.
>
>
>> May be Swoogle could be a good starting point, but not sure how the API
>> can provide the list of ontology namespaces through the REST API.
>
>
> I don't know either, but I'm sure someone will find a way :)
>
>
>> The imports section would corresponds to the imports statement. The tools
>> would count the number of classes and properties in the ontology namespace.
>> It would be interesting to aggregate all this information and see which
>> vocabularies have the most influence using SNA algorithms.
>
>
> You are welcome to play along those lines. I think there are a lot of
> opportunities and things to discover. This is just the beginning of the
> story.
>
> Best
>
> Bernard
>
>
>
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