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

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:36:03 +0200
Message-ID: <49CFE9C3.7030308@cs.vu.nl>
To: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
CC: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Alistair,

Fine with me. Maybe add to the subject line something like "request for input", 
so it is clear there is a question somewhere down in the email (maybe there are 
more people like me who miss requests downstream in an email).

Guus

Alistair Miles wrote:
> 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
> 

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