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

From: Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:29:10 +0000
To: "public-bioschemas@w3.org" <public-bioschemas@w3.org>
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Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all who have taken part in the discussion after the last month or so. I think they have really helped shape a common approach. In my message on 17 November I set a deadline of this morning for us to bring this topic to a close. It seems that the discussion ended a few days ago.

I will take the three points that started this thread in the email

  1.  We have agreed that where a suitable schema.org<http://schema.org> term does not exist we will use an suitable existing ontology term directly rather than through the additionalProperty mechanism.

I believe that this is agreed now.

  1.  The consensus is now for a profile to state a suitable ontology term.
     *   A future revision of the profile will be free to replace that ontology term with another term if there is community consensus for such a change.
     *   Data providers will also be free to provide additional terms with the same meaning.

We have agreement that a profile will state the terms to be used, but that future revisions are free replace these with alternative terms drawn from a different ontology.

It remains open to decide how best to support the interoperability of alternative terms. One option has been to maintain a set of term mappings another is that a consumer makes a best effort to interpret perhaps using something like Bioportal or OLS as a source of term mappings.

  1.  To support the development of common markup, a json-ld context will be provided on the bioschemas site.
     *   We will look into the feasibility of versioning this so that when a specification is updated the context will reflect those changes.

There appeared to be agreement for this point.

Best regards


Alasdair J G Gray

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