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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 10:27:42 +0200
Message-ID: <409C99FE.6010507@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, www-webont-wg@w3.org, Jose Manuel Alonso <josema.alonso@fundacionctic.org>
To reinforce what Dan says: translation *intent* as well as announcement of 
publishable translations are to be announced on the translation mailing list of 
W3C: w3c-translators@w3.org. Once an announcement is made, it is my job to make 
some basic tests and to put it into the rdf files that drive 

Indeed, I do not do any notification at this moment. However, the Spanish office 
is thinking of implementing a local, automatic mechanism on their site that 
could also monitor the changes; details are still in discussion. I would let 
them do this rather than duplicate the work. I have copied this mail to Jose, 
the local manager.


Dan: you can get to an RDF/XML portion on OWL translations by:


No need for extra query. Of course, it is geeky to do it;-)


Dan Connolly wrote  on 08/05/2004 00:53:

> On Fri, 2004-05-07 at 16:16, Pat Hayes wrote:
> [...]
>>Indeed. And if anyone ever hears of a Spanish version, please let us 
>>know about it ASAP.
> That should be straightforward to arrange: the W3C copyright license
> requires translators to let us know when they publish a translation.
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/IPR-FAQ-20000620#translate
> Charles, are you aware of any efforts to translate OWL to spanish?
> Hmm... how to arrange notification when a spanish translation of
> an OWL document comes along?
> The data are all available as RDF; details:
>   http://www.w3.org/2003/03/Translations/Overview.html
> I played around a bit and composed this query:
> [[[
> :target :language "es"; :docGroup "OWL".
> {
>   :target :language ?LANG; :docGroup ?STITLE.
>   ?DOC trans:translationFrom ?ORIG;
>    dc:title ?TITLE;
>    dc:language ?LANG.
>    ?P a rdfs:ContainerMembershipProperty.
>   ?GRP recs:shortTitle ?STITLE;
>     recs:groupMembers [ ?P ?SERIES ].
>   ?ORIG doc:versionOf ?SERIES.
> }
>  => {
>    ?DOC dc:language ?LANG;
>      trans:translationFrom ?ORIG
> }.
> ]]] -- excerpted from
>   http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/util/findTrans.n3
> It works for "fr" and (correctly) produces no results for "es".
> You can use that to poll for spanish OWL translations.
> Kind of a nifty RDF Data Access use case, perhaps.
> Perhaps I'll forward it.


Ivan Herman
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