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RE: OCLC: RDF-DC Interoperability Testbed Project

From: Butler, Mark <Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 18:14:32 +0100
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FYI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wagner,Harry [mailto:wagnerh@oclc.org]
> Sent: 11 June 2003 17:56
> To: Mark Butler
> Subject: RE: OCLC: RDF-DC Interoperability Testbed Project
> 
> 
> Hi Mark,
> The source can be found here: 
> http://wip.dublincore.org/source.html  It's a
> bit of a hack - written in a very short timeframe with 
> minimal specs.  I
> think we could have done more with it had the data been 
> better.  It would be
> interesting to incorporate ontology support, collect some 
> better data and
> take another crack at it.  Regards... harry
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Eric Miller [mailto:em@w3.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 8:45 AM
> > To: Mark Butler
> > Cc: 'www-rdf-dspace@w3.org'; Stu Weibel; Harry Wagner
> > Subject: Re: OCLC: RDF-DC Interoperability Testbed Project
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, 2003-06-09 at 06:36, Butler, Mark wrote:
> > > 
> > > Hi Eric,
> > > 
> > > Reading through the descriptions of the OCLC RDF-DC 
> > Interoperability project
> > > http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/rdf_interop/index.shtm
> > > it seems very similar to two of our prototypes e.g. the 
> > investigate use of
> > > multiple schemas to describe data and interoperate between 
> > multiple schemas.
> > 
> > Correct. (cc'ing Stu Weibel PI and Harry Wagner (who did all 
> > the coding
> > :) from OCLC / DCMI).
> > 
> > Summary / pointers and a little more detail - 
> > 
> > http://www.w3.org/Talks/2002/10/16-sw/
> > -> http://www.w3.org/Talks/2002/10/16-sw/slide20-0.html
> > 
> > OCLC - RDF Schema Interoperability
> > 
> > Demonstrate benefits common descriptive framework and 
> common semantics
> > for supporting "recombinant metadata"
> > 
> > Integrate collections of diverse data into coherent whole
> > 
> > Stitched together descriptive information based on machine 
> processable
> > relationships (e.g. rdfs:subPropertyOf dc:title)
> > 
> > Data partners include: AMICO, FAO, GEM, OAI (in XML/RDF), AGLS, RSS
> > 
> > Example Application - Semantic Merge
> > 
> > > The OCLC page says the project expects to have completed 
> > these phases by
> > > June 30 2002 and September 31 2002 - do you know what the 
> > status is and is
> > > there any work we could leverage?
> > 
> > The last phase was putting in place the Semantic Merge 
> demonstration -
> > http://wip.dublincore.org:8080/interop/searchServlet
> > 
> > The code for this is available under the Dublin Core Open 
> > Source license
> > but not sure the specific reference. Harry, can you provide a 
> > pointer? 
> > Availability of the instance data as I recall was an issue. 
> The status
> > of which I'm not sure of.
> > 
> > I'm afraid that given finite resources and infinite 
> > opportunities, this
> > project has been on hold for the past several montsh.  That 
> > being said,
> > every time I present this work its met with increased interest and
> > enthusiasm for RDF and DC. As you've identified, its directly 
> > related to
> > some of the Simile deliverables and as such I'd very much 
> like to see
> > this work continued.
> > 
> > -- 
> > eric miller                              
http://www.w3.org/people/em/
> semantic web activity lead               http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
> w3c world wide web consortium            http://www.w3.org/
> 
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