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Re: SW Best Practices WG - draft charter for discussion

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:44:07 +0100
Message-ID: <3FBA5A67.7010404@cs.vu.nl>
To: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Libby Miller wrote:

> 
> Guus, this looks great. I think this could be incredibly useful.

Libby,

Thanks for the positive feedback.

> 
> Focus 1: Supporting initiatives for publishing ontologies looks similar
> to our work on the RDF Calendar vocabulary; my only criticism is that
> I think it may take longer than 2-4 months to convert some of these to
> RDF, at least if a process is used similar to the RDFiCal one, namely:
> 
> - developing usecases
> - roundtripping from the vocabulary to its RDF equivalent
> - creating a series of testcases and mechanically generating the schema
> from them
> - mapping parts of the schema to other vocabularies, with illustrative
> examples
> - interacting with the relevant communites using email and perhaps IRC
> - creating demonstrators that use the vocabulary
> 
> Not every vocabulary will be suited to this approach, but we do think it
> is a good one, although it can be time-consuming.
> 
> More information about the approach is at
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/reports/dev_workshop_report_2/#outcomes
> http://www.w3.org/2002/12/cal

Thanks for this information. As we discussed at the SWADE workshop, the 
approach you sketch is probably required if the vocabulary has no clear 
schema/metamodel. I will include a link to this work in the draft charter.

Guus


> 
> Libby
> 
> On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, Guus Schreiber wrote:
> 
> 
>>Graham Klyne wrote:
>>
>>
>>>At 09:53 12/11/03 +0900, Karl Dubost wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Thought I'm not sure about the time-frame
>>>>        The time frame is short-term, e.g.  2-4 months
>>>
>>>
>>>I'm glad I'm not the only person to mis-read that ;-)
>>>
>>>(Read closely and that's the time-frame for a *task force*, not the WG.)
>>
>>Yes, Graham is right: the 2-4 month time frame indeed applies to task
>>forces. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll make sure this gets rewritten
>>in the next version.
>>
>>Guus
>>
>>
>>>#g
>>>
>>>
>>>------------
>>>Graham Klyne
>>>For email:
>>>http://www.ninebynine.org/#Contact
>>>
>>
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>>E-mail: schreiber@cs.vu.nl
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>>
>>
>>
>>
> 
> 

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