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Re: data schema / vocabulary / ontology / repositories

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:35:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4D811EF8.2070506@elbklang.net>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>

On 14.03.2011 22:42, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> Bob,
> On 14 Mar 2011, at 10:47, Bob Ferris wrote:
>> Am 14.03.2011 11:13, schrieb Richard Cyganiak:
>>> The abandoned PhD project type of ontology or vocabulary has no community around it. Therefore, one gains very little by re-using it.
> ...
>> I can only repeat myself: PhD-project-born ontologies have not to be bad per se, or? Banning them a priori is a rather prejudiced approach in my mind.
> How did you get from
> “One gains very little from re-using an abandoned PhD project ontology”
> to
> “Ontologies created in PhD projects should be banned”?

Yes, sorry, maybe my interpretation was a bit harsh. However, please 
keep in mind:

"We notice that most ontologies and Web vocabularies, especially the 
most popular ones, are developed by academic researchers (FOAF, SIOC, 
Good Relations, Music Ontology, etc.)" (cited from [1])

I guess, there are still some lurking jewels or rough diamonds out 
there. So, we have to keep or eyes and ears open, or?



[1] Zimmermann, Antoine; "Ontology Recommendation for the Data 
Publishers"; ORES-2010; 2010; 
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