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[ANN] First release of voiD (Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets)

From: Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:42:46 +0000
Message-ID: <4982D9A6.8020609@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
To: W3C HCLSIG <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Dear all,

We are very pleased to announce the release of voiD [1].

voiD (from "Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets") is an RDF based schema to describe linked datasets. With voiD the discovery and usage of linked datasets can be performed both effectively and efficiently. A dataset is a collection of data, published and maintained by a single provider, available as RDF, and accessible, for example, through dereferenceable HTTP URIs or a SPARQL endpoint. 

We ask for comments on both the vocabulary [2] as well as the guide [3] - this will certainly help to release a second version of voiD in the near future.  When providing feedback, please CC void-rdfs-internals@googlegroups.com.

Our thanks go out to who influenced the design of voiD, provided use cases and ensured that we would never get bored too quickly (in alphabetic order): Orri Erling, Hugh Glaser, Olaf Hartig, Tom Heath, Ian Millard, Marc-Alexandre Nolin, Yves Raimond, Yrjänä Rankka, Francois Scharffe, Giovanni Tummarello.

On behalf of the voiD team (Keith, Richard, Michael and /me)



[1] http://semanticweb.org/wiki/VoiD
[2] http://rdfs.org/ns/void
[3] http://rdfs.org/ns/void-guide

Dr. Jun Zhao
Image Bioinformatics Research Group

Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
E-mail: jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk
Direct phone: +44-(0)1865-281094
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