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draft email: Call for Implementations: SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:46:14 +0000
To: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090324174613.GE31259@skiathos>
Hi all,

Here's a first draft of an email calling for implementations, comments
please...

--- begin draft email ---

The W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group is pleased to announce
the publication of a Candidate Recommendation for the Simple Knowledge
Organization System (SKOS) Reference:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-skos-reference-20090317/

A new Working Draft of the accompanying SKOS Primer has also been
published:

http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-skos-primer-20090317/

The Working Group now calls for implementations.

We would like to hear of any vocabulary (thesaurus, classification
system, subject heading system, taxonomy or other KOS) or mapping
between vocabularies that has been published in the Web as
machine-readable data using SKOS, and/or has been made available via
programmatic services using SKOS.

We would also like to hear of any software that has the capability to
read and/or write SKOS data, and/or can check whether a given SKOS
dataset is consistent with the SKOS data model.

If you would like to notify us of a vocabulary, vocabulary mapping,
and/or software as a SKOS implementation, *please send an email to
public-swd-wg@w3.org before 15 April 2009*, providing the information
described below. Please also begin the subject line with "SKOS
Implementation:".

== Vocabulary Implementations ==

If you are notifying us of one or more vocabularies or vocabulary
mappings as an implementation, please provide *at least* the following
information:

  * vocabulary title(s) (e.g. Library of Congress Subject Headings)

  * name of person and/or organisation responsible for the
    implementation

  * a list of the SKOS constructs used (e.g. skos:Concept,
    skos:ConceptScheme, skos:inScheme, skos:broader, skos:prefLabel,
    skos:closeMatch ... etc.)

  * URL(s) where the published SKOS data may be obtained, if the data
    are publicly available

We would also welcome any further information you care to provide,
however this is *not mandatory*. For example, we would be interested
to know the scope and size of the vocabulary, what it is primarily
used for, in what languages the vocabulary is provided, any other URLs
describing the vocabulary or providing further information.

== Software Implementations ==

If you are notifying us of software as an implementation, please
provide *at least* the following information:

  * name of the software (e.g. SKOSEd)

  * name of person and/or organisation responsible for the
    implementation

  * URLs for software home page and/or download location if publicly
    downloadable

  * can the software read SKOS data?

  * can the software write SKOS data? 

  * can the software check consistency of SKOS data with respect to
    the SKOS data model?

For more information on what we mean by reading, writing or checking
SKOS data, see:

  http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOSImplementationReport

We would also welcome any further information you care to provide,
however this is *not mandatory*. For example, we would be interested
in the main purpose and functionality of the software, the programming
language and/or software frameworks used, details of the SKOS
constructs which are supported, any other URLs describing the software
or providing further information.

Kind regards,

Alistair Miles

on behalf of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group

-- 
Alistair Miles
Senior Computing Officer
Image Bioinformatics Research Group
Department of Zoology
The Tinbergen Building
University of Oxford
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Oxford
OX1 3PS
United Kingdom
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Email: alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk
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