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Re: Importing the correct version of an ontology

From: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@univ-rennes1.fr>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:10:53 +0200
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Cc: "semantic-web" <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: "David Price" <david.price@eurostep.com>
Thanks, that's what I thought.

but isn't :
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata/V2
that was what I was referring to by encoding the version in the URI,  
my fault, sorry, I have been kind of unprecise!

best,
Andrea




Il giorno 21/set/07, alle ore 02:33, David Price ha scritto:

> We're publishing OWL ontologies in the OASIS PLCS TC following the  
> best practices from the W3C. So:
>
> Version information is not encoded in the URI for an ontology.  
> Version information is included as annotation properties. The  
> latest and greatest release of the ontology is always available at  
> a Web address (i.e. URL) that matches the URI. Previous releases  
> are also available but at version-specific Web addresses - still  
> with the same un-versioned URI.
>
> For example:
>
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata is the URI for the ontology  
> in all cases. It is also the Web address for the latest and  
> greatest ontology.
>
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata/V1 contains the same  
> ontology when version 1 is published.
>
> When version 2 is published, then
>
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata contains the version 2  
> ontology
>
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata/V2 contains the same  
> version 2 ontology
>
> http://docs.oasis-open.org/plcs/refdata/V1 contains the version 1  
> ontology.
>
> This lets ontology importing tools/users decide when to use  
> ontology V1 vs. V2 or whether to always use the latest and  
> greatest. The Protege "Ontology Repository" capability is a simply  
> example of how users can control this.
>
> This is our current plan but our first publication has not yet  
> happened. Given OASIS is a standards body an approach like this is  
> perhaps more workable than in the free-for-all that is the Semantic  
> Web.
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: semantic-web-request@w3.org on behalf of Andrea Splendiani
> Sent: Fri 2007-09-21 01:49
> To: semantic-web
> Subject: Importing the correct version of an ontology
>
> Dear list,
>
> I have a doubt:
>
> To be able to refer to the correct version of an ontology, is the
> only way to encode the version information in the URI ?
>
> The version information in the header is not clear (to me) how can be
> used for this.
>
> And if I build an ontology that imports and extends other
> ontologies... I need to refer to a version of them! (think about bio-
> ontologies that have some level of dynamicity).
>
> Any idea ?
>
> best,
> Andrea
>
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Andrea Splendiani
post-doc, bootstrep project (www.bootstrep.eu)

UPRES-EA 3888 - Laboratoire d'Informatique Médicale
CHU de Pontchaillou
2, rue Henri Le Guilloux
35033 Rennes - France
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