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Re: More questions acronyms

From: Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:37:42 -0400
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: "public-xg-lld@w3.org" <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110914203742.GA43115@julius>
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 12:56:05PM -0700, Karen Coyle wrote:
> In App A [1] we have:
> 
> ****
> Value vocabularies such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings,
> AGROVOC, the Virtual International Authority File (VIAF), Dewey
> Decimal Classification, and GeoNames;
> 
> Metadata element sets such as Dublin Core Metadata Terms, the
> elements of RDA: Resource Description and Access, Simple Knowledge
> Organization System (SKOS), and the Friend of a Friend vocabulary
> (FOAF).
> ****
> 
> Is there a reason that we give the acronyms for FOAF and SKOS and
> not for DC or RDA or LCSH and various other things in this section?
> It seems that we should do them all the same, no? 

+1

>                                                   And AGROVOC is not
> spelled out anywhere that I can find (even on their web page) so I
> guess it's a word that just happens to be upper-cased?

That's my interpretation -- a word evocative of "Agricultural Vocabulary" but
with no official expansion for the acronym, and spelled in uppercase.

Tom

[1] http://aims.fao.org/standards/agrovoc

> 
> kc
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Draft_Vocabularies_Datasets_Section2#Appendix_A:_An_inventory_of_existing_library_Linked_Data_resources
> 
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