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Re: Relevant Technologies Document: Application Profiles

From: Kevin Smathers <kevin.smathers@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 11:00:56 -0700
Message-ID: <3EF74058.3090706@hp.com>
To: "Butler, Mark" <Mark_Butler@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: www-rdf-dspace@w3.org

Hi Mark,

Reading through the descriptive text for the MEG project it looks like 
application profiles are being used as an alternative way of viewing the 
subclassing of schemas (alternative to RDFS that is.)  I'm not sure that 
most of what MEG describes couldn't be done instead in RDFS+OWL, though 
perhaps a bit more transparently in MEG.  Tools like MEG could be used 
in a database-like sense to decide whether data is complete and 
consistent enough to bother entering into my local database, but I 
suspect there will always be some more work that needs to be completed 
in the object mapping layer before you can know for certain that the 
object will be usable in OO space.

Cheers,
-kls

Butler, Mark wrote:

>Hi Kevin,
>
>  
>
>>well-known relationships of the referenced schemas. Is that kind of 
>>mapping an appropriate use of the term 'application profile'?
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>>
>
>I'm not sure, but it seems the library community has been using this term
>and it's allowed me find a certain amount of relevant work. So I think we
>need to mention it, even if we propose a different one and say it is
>equivalent.
>
>Mark
>
>  
>
>>Butler, Mark wrote:
>>
>>    
>>
>>>Hi team,
>>>
>>>I have a suggestion for the Relevant Technologies document, 
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>>>
>>I think we need
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>>>to introduce the term "application profiles". 
>>>
>>>See slide 9 of
>>>http://www.rlg.org/events/metadata2003/waibel.pdf
>>>
>>>What are application profiles? 
>>>- Application Profiles are schemas which consist of data 
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>>>
>>elements from one
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>>>or more namespaces, combined together by implementors, and 
>>>      
>>>
>>optimized for a
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>>>particular local application (Heery / Patel 2000, [1], [2])
>>>
>>>What do they do?
>>>- Express combining and refining of standards to suit your project
>>>
>>>[1] http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue25/app-profiles/
>>>
>>>[2] http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april02/weibel/04weibel.html
>>>
>>>Dr Mark H. Butler
>>>Research Scientist                HP Labs Bristol
>>>mark-h_butler@hp.com
>>>Internet: http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/people/marbut/
>>>
>>> 
>>>
>>>      
>>>
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