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Re: [ANN] Standard Thesaurus Economics in RDFa/SKOS (tech preview)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2009 12:53:33 +0100
Message-ID: <498981BD.2010909@w3.org>
To: Neubert Joachim <J.Neubert@zbw.eu>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, W3C RDFa task force <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

(I copy this to the RDFa task force mailing list, too, because this may
become a nice example for the usage of RDFa, too!)

I am sure that others will have comments on the versioning, URI choice,
etc. But I just spotted a small bug on your RDFa encoding of the pages.

In, eg,


you use the RDFa @about attribute with:


however, according to the RDFa spec, the value of @about should be a
'safe' Curie. Ie, either you should put in the full URI, like:


or you can say:


the present setup will generate, in RDF/XML,

<stw:Thsys rdf:about="stw:thsys/090858891">

which, well, looks like using a different URI scheme...

Cheers and thanks!


Neubert Joachim wrote:
> Dear LODers,
> I'd like to announce here a tech preview of the "Standard Thesaurus
> Economics" as a RDFa/SKOS application.
> The german/english thesaurus
> (http://www.zbw.eu/e_databases/e_econis/e_standard_thesaurus.htm)
> contains 6,500 richly interlinked concepts. At the German National
> Library of Economics (ZBW) and other institutions it is used for more
> than ten years to index literature from economics and business practice.
> As a preview, http://www.zbw.eu/beta/stw contains only a hand full of
> concepts (indeed the test set used in the development of the conversion
> scripts). Some things have still to be fixed - most notably, the
> licensing policy, but also the "user experience" of the web site ;)
> Nevertheless I would be very happy to get some feedback, especially about
> 1) the URI design (which can't be changed easily after the whole set is
> published)
> 2) the approach to versioning (preserving the concept's identity but
> providing "historical data" for human lookup)
> 3) the links into the library catalog (which, for the lack of a standard
> attribute, are implemented by a custom stw:indexes subproperty of
> rdfs:seeAlso)
> 4) the usefulness as a possible interlinking hub in the LOD cloud
> Comments are highly welcome (on other topics as well, of cause).
> Cheers, Joachim


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