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Ontology Hermeneutics Re: Family and Book ontologies

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:36:46 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK4ZFVFsOGTFkKb+5+WRGLKe3yK5jfVZwg+9fOZR=fY2R31L-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mohamed-Foued Sriti <sritia@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hello Mohamed

To follow-up with Stephane, I suggest you use the LOV search facility for
specific classes and properties, such as
http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/search/#s=parent
http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/search/#s=father
etc.

That siad, beware that many family ontologies have been developed inside
research projects quite a while ago, and either are not maintained any
more, or do not contain any kind of basic provenance metadata such as
creator or date (or both).
Look at the ontology pointed by Karl
http://protege.cim3.net/file/pub/ontologies/family.swrl.owl/family.swrl.owlwhich
provides no metadata whatsoever, and imports other ontologies that
provide no more.
What <owl:imports rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2003/11/swrl"/> can mean
is let to everyone's guess if you look at what you get at
http://www.w3.org/2003/11/swrl
...

" The namespace name "http://www.w3.org/2003/11/swrl" is discussed in SWRL:
A Semantic Web Rule
Language<http://www.w3.org/Submission/2004/SUBM-SWRL-20040521/>.
Sandro Hawke $Id: swrl.html,v 1.2 2004/07/19 17:30:41 sandro Exp $ "
Some folks listed at http://www.w3.org/Submission/2004/SUBM-SWRL-20040521/
are certainly still around here and could explain why this question has
been in standby since May 2004, and which interpretation to give to the
previous owl:imports declaration.

We definitely need to add to [1] a section dedicated to Ontology
Hermeneutics :)

Best

Bernard

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeneutics#Applications


2012/11/30 Stéphane Corlosquet <scorlosquet@gmail.com>

>  You can discover more vocabularies at
> http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/index.html
>
> Steph.
>


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