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Re: Vote on usage of non-schema.org terms

From: Justin Clark-Casey <justinccdev@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:32:13 +0000
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To: "Gray, Alasdair J G" <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
Cc: "public-bioschemas@w3.org" <public-bioschemas@w3.org>
On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 3:13 PM, Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>

> On 17 Nov 2017, at 15:03, Justin Clark-Casey <justinccdev@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Alasdair, can I clarify what you mean by
> "2. Data providers will also be free to provide additional terms with the
> same meaning.”
> I had something different in mind. When validating a markup against a
> profile you have the choice of being
>    - “closed” – meaning that only terms that are expected are acceptable,
>    or
>    - “open” – meaning that additional terms are acceptable
> I was thinking that validation would be done in an open way, i.e. not
> reporting errors if additional terms are provided.

I think "open" is fine for validation.  That gives leeway to usecases that
aren't just general findability, and maybe helps consensus on new
properties to emerge.

> Does this refer to a profile providing term mappings (as raised by Michel,
> Philippe and others) contributed by different data providers (profile
> creation participants)?
> With regard to mapping, is this something that Bioschemas should be
> maintaining or should we be encouraging the use of services like Bioportal
> and OLS for this purpose?

For me, the important thing is that the generation process is people coming
together within Bioschemas.  I think it would be great if the actual
mapping data itself is hosted by OLS/Bioportal.  My concern is that mapping
algorithms aren't currently good enough simply to let the machines work it
out (love to be proved wrong), and that needing automated mapping raises
the complexity/cost of creating applications.

> Alasdair
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