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Re: [PORT] Scoping for Proposed Working Drafts

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 11:57:48 +0100
Message-ID: <419B2EAC.7090802@cs.vu.nl>
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: "'public-swbp-wg@w3.org'" <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>



Miles, AJ (Alistair) wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> At the SWBPD-WG face-to-face meeting last week, we discussed whether to
> initially publish a document that is a very quick and easy guide to
> publishing fairly standard thesauri in RDF.  Such a document should be of ~3
> page length, and use a concrete example of a thesaurus, already published in
> RDF.
> 
> I've put together a draft of such a document on the SkosDev wiki, see:
> 
> [1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/PublishingThesauriPrimerToc
> 
> I would like to suggest that we aim publish something like the above
> document as a working draft, along with the supporting SKOS Core Vocabulary
> Specification [2] as a working draft, as soon as possible.  Does this sound
> like a good idea?
> 
> I would also like to suggest that we *do* aim to publish a 'guide' document
> for SKOS Core, something like what is at [3], to describe and illustrate the
> use of *all* of the features of SKOS Core, and also to discuss some
> additional issues.  Whereas [1] would be a very short note targeted directly
> at the thesaurus user community, [3] would be a longer note with a more
> general audience, although still assuming no expert knowledge of RDF.
> 
> Of course I am completely open to any suggestions regarding this plan, and
> especially discussion regarding the scoping and intended targeting of
> planned documents.

Great that you did this. I think there is a place for both a quick-start 
guide and a long complete document.

I suggest to include also N3/Turtle syntax, like we did in the OEP notes.

Detailed review to follow.

Guus

> 
> Yours,
> 
> Alistair.
> 
> 
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/spec/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/guide/
> 
> ---
> Alistair Miles
> Research Associate
> CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
> Building R1 Room 1.60
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> Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
> Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440
> 
> 

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