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RE: TMAP : Action : Draft message to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 15:04:59 +0100
To: "SWBPD" <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GOEIKOOAMJONEFCANOKCGEENDIAA.bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>


Jeremy

> stylistically this is more formal than I would have made it, but
> that's no big deal ...

Well, I'm also usually far less formal than that, but I thought that was
the place for being formal, since it was a organization-to-organization
communication.

> I am not entirely comfortable with the word 'endorsed' used twice - I am
> not at all sure that any of our WG Notes constitute endorsement
> by the W3C.

OK. Forgive the vocabulary flaws of the author : neither native
english-speaker, nor background in legal vocabulary (just checked
dictionary to figure that "endorse" had a stronger meaning than I thought)

> My understanding is that the Rec track process is for that.
>
> Suggest the following changes:
>
> 1) delete sentence
>
> [[
> But this work has never been endorsed by any of relevant standard
> organizations (W3C and ISO).
> ]]
>
> (Or alternatively replace 'endorsed' by 'followed through')

Agreed, but I would stick to the latter.

>
> 2) modify
> [[
>   endorsed by both W3C and ISO.
> ]]
> to
> [[
>    potentially jointly published by both W3C and ISO.
> ]]

Agreed again

Bernard


> Bernard Vatant wrote:
>
> >
> > As decided during Cannes meeting, below is a draft message
> proposal to be
> > sent by SWBPD WG to the standard body in charge of Topic Maps standard,
> > namely ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3.
> > See http://www.isotopicmaps.org for more information about this WG.
> >
> > The message is specific, but my view is that it could be used as a
> > 'template' for dealing with other groups, organizations or communities,
> > when we think their work is relevant to the SW, and would like
> to trigger a
> > process of collaboration.
> >
> >
> > <draftMessage>
> >
> >>From :
> > 	whoever@w3.org
> > 	on behalf of W3C Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment WG
> >
> > To : ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3
> > 	James David Mason, Chair	mxm@y12.doe.gov
> > 	Steve Pepper, Convenor  	pepper@ontopia.net
> >
> > Gentlemen
> >
> > The new W3C Working Group 'Semantic Web Best Practices and
> Deployment' [1]
> > has put Topic Maps on the list of (many) legacy and
> technologies that it
> > would like to be made
> > interoperable with the Semantic Web infrastructure and languages.
> > For those technologies, the SWBPD WG purpose is to identify and promote
> > best practices for interoperability.
> > The intended process needs to involve participation of
> qualified experts,
> > assuming organizations and communities of users have expressed
> interest in
> > the Semantic Web initiative.
> >
> > Relevant preliminary work has been made in recent years in the TM
> > community, including various proposals for TM-RDF mapping. But
> this work
> > has never been endorsed by any of relevant standard
> organizations (W3C and
> > ISO).
> >
> > This message is intended to trigger a process in this
> direction, provided
> > you agree on :
> >
> > - A common declaration of interest in collaboration at the
> organizational
> > level, respectively W3C SWBPD and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC34/WG3. (
> Consider this
> > declaration is made from our side through the present message. )
> >
> > - Definition of a task force, including people proposed by ISO/IEC
> > JTC1/SC34/WG3 as invited experts.
> > This task force would have as first objective to deliver a
> Technical Note
> > on best practices for TM-SW interoperability, endorsed by both
> W3C and ISO.
> >
> > We are looking forward for a positive feedback.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > ...
> >
> > [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/
> >
> > </draftMessage>
> >
> >
> > Remarks:
> >
> > - A TM-RDF workshop mentioned by DanBri during Cannes meeting
> > http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/2004-tmrdf/
> > could it be used as a place to kick-off this process ?
> >
> > - The most relevant expert in RDF-TM interoperability is AFAIK
> Lars Marius
> > Garshol
> > See : "Living with topic maps and RDF"
> > http://www.ontopia.net/topicmaps/materials/tmrdf.html
> >
> > - Some personal contribution can be found in the paper
> > "Ontology-driven topic maps" I will present next month at XML Europe
> >
http://www.idealliance.org/europe/04/call/xmlpapers/03-03-03.91/.03-03-03.h
> tml
>
> Thanks for your attention
>
> Bernard Vatant
> Senior Consultant
> Knowledge Engineering
> Mondeca - www.mondeca.com
> bernard.vatant@mondeca.com
>
>
>
>
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