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W3C Community on Vocabularies

From: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:30:23 -0400
To: public-council@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110726143023.GA9997@Thomas-Bakers-MacBook-Pro.local>
Dear all,

I'd like to help organize a W3C Community on vocabularies.  Potential members
would include maintainers of vocabularies (DC, FOAF, SKOS, AGROVOC, BIBO,
GoodRelations, schema.org...).  Issues would include:

-- Long-term preservation of vocabularies: By what mechanism
   should archival responsibility devolve to memory institutions (see,
   e.g., [3]).?
   
-- Alignments: How should alignments be expressed and by what models
   (e.g., third parties or vocabulary maintainers themselves)?
   
-- Maintenance best practice: e.g., versioning and tools.

These and other issues were discussed at the LOD-LAM Summit in
June [1] and will be taken up in a meeting on vocabulary maintenance
and alignments on 21 September in The Hague [2].

Tom

[1] http://groups.google.com/group/lod-lam/browse_thread/thread/f6211eadf3c56ebc
[2] http://dcevents.dublincore.org/index.php/IntConf/dc-2011
[3] http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/SSS/SSS10/paper/view/1140/1450

-- 
Tom Baker <tom@tombaker.org>
Received on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 14:30:59 UTC

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