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Re: [VM] thesaurus-like examples

From: Thomas Baker <thomas.baker@bi.fhg.de>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 13:23:59 +0100
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: "'public-swbp-wg@w3.org'" <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20041119122359.GA1756@Octavius>

On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 07:29:19PM -0000, Alistair Miles wrote:
> Re the action:
> 
>  ACTION: VM TF with help from Guus to find thesaurus like example
>       and high end ontologies to section 3
> 
> Both UKAT [1] and GEMET [2] have been published in RDF, and could be used as
> examples.
> 
> However, neither is completely 'clean' and should be looked at carefully
> before using as example.
> 
> [1] http://www.ukat.org.uk/downloads/data.php
> [2] http://www.eionet.eu.int/gemet/rdf

I suggest we distinguish between "featured vocabularies"
-- vocabularies which illustrate most of the best-practice
principles and for which, as Ralph correctly emphasizes, we
are reasonably confident that they will continue to be managed
along SW best-practice lines for the foreseeable future.
Penciling in PRISM as one of those vocabularies, we currently
have four featured vocabularies: FOAF, DC, SKOS, and PRISM.
Each of these would be introduced and described with a bullet
point in Section 1.

If other vocabularies, such as UKAT and GEMET, illustrate
good practices that we would like to encourage, we should
not hesitate to draw attention to them with a sentence of
description and a bibliographic reference in the appropriate
contexts.  Alistair, it would be great if you could add a
sentence or two about UKAT and GEMET at appropriate places
in the draft.  Likewise, it would be great if Aldo could add
references to Wordnet.

In my understanding, the actions discussed at the F2F in
Bristol and in yesterday's telecon had to do specifically
with the featured vocabularies:

>    ACTION: VM TF to compile list of sample vocabs for the note
>    ACTION: VM TF with help from Guus to find thesaurus like example
>      and high end ontologies to section 3

Unless someone would like to suggest another candidate for
"featured vocabulary" alongside FOAF, DC, SKOS, and PRISM,
I am inclined to declare these actions done and move forward
with what we have.

Tom

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