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Re: SWEET (but not friendly) ontologies

From: Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:40:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4D399AEF.7000801@fi.upm.es>
To: public-lod@w3.org
Dear Bernard,

In the SemsorGrid4Env European project [4] we are working with the SWEET 
v2.0 ontologies in order to reuse some general terms in our flood 
management use case.

You are correct in saying that the documentation and metadata provided 
by these ontologies could be better. And this would also extend their use.

You can take a look at the ontologies that we have developed at [5].

Kind regards,

[4] http://www.semsorgrid4env.eu/
[5] http://www.semsorgrid4env.eu/index.php/ontologies

> Hello all
> Gathering vocabularies for the growing VOAF dataset [1] leads to the
> discovery of a bunch of linking and resusing good practice (good news)
> but also makes obvious in comparison some data islands, apparently
> isolated from everyything else whatsoever in the Cloud.
> The SWEET ontologies developed by NASA [2] [3] seem to be in that case.
> We have there a set of about 200 interlinked ontologies for Earth and
> Environment sciences, but neither relying on any external namespace, nor
> bearing any kind of metadata (creator, date, publisher, rights ...) to
> which we are used in "friendly" vocabularies. SWEET ontologies don't
> seem used in any VOAF vocabulary or CKAN package I've met so far. And
> the homepage has not even a contact email to cc this message :(
> I've heard that NASA uses those ontologies internally, but could not
> find any pointer to that kind of use.
> This is really a sad observation given the size of the work and the
> reliable organization backing up this effort, those ontologies should be
> linked to and from many other vocabularies!
> So, if anyone has used one of SWEET vocabularies in a dataset or extend
> it in some vocabulary, please send pointers!
> And if someone behind SWEET ontologies is lurking on this list, I would
> be happy to make contact :)
> Bernard
> [1] http://www.mondeca.com/foaf/voaf-vocabs.rdf
> [2] http://sweet.jpl.nasa.gov/
> [3] http://sweet.jpl.nasa.gov/2.1/


Dr. Raúl García Castro

Ontology Engineering Group
Dpto. de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Campus de Montegancedo, s/n - Boadilla del Monte - 28660 Madrid
Phone: +34 91 336 36 70 - Fax: +34 91 352 48 19
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