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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 19:14:18 +0100
Message-ID: <3FBA617A.5060208@cs.vu.nl>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Frank Manola wrote:

> Guus Schreiber wrote:
>> Some members of W3C's' Semantic Web Coordination Group have been 
>> working on a draft charter for a new Best Practices Working Group, see:
>>     http://www.cs.vu.nl/~guus/public/bp-charter.html
>> We welcome any comments you might have on this draft. We would 
>> appreciate it if you could send comments before 20 Nov, preferably to 
>> this mailing list.
> This is a good idea and should be incredibly helpful.  A couple of 
> comments/questions:


Thanks for your comments.

> Under Focus 2, the first bullet (constructing ontologies), it seems to 
> me that part of this, or a closely related area, would be guidelines for 
> naming/identification in conjunction with ontologies (e.g., creating 
> URIs and "namespaces"), both for classes, and for individuals.  This is 
> a question I've seen coming up a lot in moving conventional modeling 
> ideas to the Semantic Web context, and perhaps should be called out 
> explicitly.

Good point. Will include this suggestion in the next version.

> Under Focus 4, how about adding the relationship between database design 
> and Semantic Web ideas as a fourth bullet (explicitly establishing a 
> connection between the Semantic Web and all the literature/experience on 
> database design, and all the data from databases that might be made 
> available on the Semantic Web)?

OK. We can probably draw here upon existing notes/articles that people 
have written on this issue.


> --Frank

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