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Re: OWL translations: French, Japanese, Korean... wow!

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 18:26:38 -0400
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040507222638.GA5139@homer.w3.org>

* Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org> [2004-05-08 00:04+0200]
> 
> Pat Hayes wrote:
> Indeed. And if anyone ever hears of a Spanish version, please let us
> know about it ASAP.
> 
> Pat
> 
> Hi Pat,
> 
> Sidar's translators group [1] are slowly working on translations of the 
> RDF and OWL specs, but unfortunately at the moment the people involved are 
> few and busy. Currently we're working on the RDF Primer, but there are 
> others working on OWL.
> 
> A short note explaining who would use it (and even better a little aid in 
> taking on a part of the translation) may help to motivate the work. One of 
> the difficulties is that most of the people there are not RDF experts, 
> which makes it difficult to translate the specs. (On the other hand it 
> means a few people learn... :-)

One brief point to add re translations. The RDF and RDFS namespace URis
have rdfs:seeAlso pointers which link to a table of contents RDF 'page'
which in turn links to translations of the rdfs:label and rdfs:comment
text for RDF and RDFS namespaces. At the current time, only French, but
there is at least Spanish (via Charles) and German in progress. See 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-interest/2004Mar/0258.html 
for pointers.

To make translation easier, I combined both RDF and RDFS content into a
single document.
http://www.w3.org/2000/01/combined-ns-translation.rdf.fr is an example
translation.

I would be happy to also add OWL's namespace text into this, so that
translators do OWL too. However, OWL http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl 
has only labels, not comments. Are there non-controversial short pieces
of text that we could add into this namespace and its translations, for
each OWL class, property, etc?

Dan
 
> cheers
> 
> Chaals (not normally on this list - thanks to danbri for bringing this to 
> my attention).
> 
> [1] http://www.sidar.org/recur/desdi/traduc/index.php
> 
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