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Re: Request for Implementation Input: SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System

From: Thomas Bandholtz <thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:57:44 +0200
Message-ID: <49F9E698.2020408@innoq.com>
To: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
CC: Joachim Fock <joachim.fock@uba.de>, innoq-dev <innoQ-Dev@INNOQ.ORG>, ecoterm@npogroups.org
Hello SKOS,

here is an answer to the call for implementations, concerning

(a) a vocabulary implementation: UMTHES, and
(b) a software implementation: iQvoc


(a) == Vocabulary Implementations ==
* vocabulary title(s)
Environmental Thesaurus (“Umweltthesaurus”, UMTHES) of the Federal
Environment Agency Germany.

* name of person and/or organisation responsible for the implementation

** Content and semantics:
Joachim Fock
Umweltbundesamt
FG I 1.5
Wörlitzer Platz 1
D-06844 Dessau-Roßlau
Germany
Phone.: +49 340 2103-2437
joachim.fock@uba.de

** Technical implementation:
Thomas Bandholtz,
innoQ Deutschland GmbH
Halskestr. 17, D-40880 Ratingen
Germany
Phone: +49 178 4049387
thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com

* scope and size of the vocabulary
Environmental terminology of the German authorities, extension of GEMET
(used to be one of the sources of GEMET).
11,500 German preferred terms
28,000 German non-preferred terms
30,000 English non-preferred terms

* what it is primarily used for
Semi-automatic indexing of public information of German environment
protection authorities.

* in what languages the vocabulary is provided
German & English with non-symmetrical multilingualism.

* a list of the SKOS constructs used
Generally everything except skos:Collection.
Mapping properties should link to GEMET, but there are no working SKOS
URIs for GEMET. F.e. http://www.eionet.eu.int/gemet/concept/7 returns a
“400 Bad Request”. This is an open issue.
SKOS-XL will be used with extensions for rich lexical properties.

* URL(s) where the published SKOS data may be obtained, if the data are
publicly available
UMTHES in SKOS will be publicly available using (->) iQvoc later in 2009.

* any other URLs describing the vocabulary or providing further information
UMTHES as a Topic Map (ISO 13250) :
http://www.semantic-network.de/doc_intro.html?lang=en
Information about UMTHES in German:
http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/service/dokufabib/thes.htm


(b) == Software Implementations ==

* name of the software
iQvoc 1.0 and upcoming 2.0

* name of person and/or organisation responsible for the implementation
Thomas Bandholtz,
innoQ Deutschland GmbH
Halskestr. 17, D-40880 Ratingen
Germany
Phone: +49 178 4049387
thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com

* URLs for software home page and/or download location if publicly
downloadable
http://apps.innoq.com/iqvoc/about.html

* can the software read SKOS data?
As far as SKOS constructs are in use by GEMET

* can the software write SKOS data?
Publish SKOS data conforming to "Cool URIs for the Semantic Web" and
"How to publish Linked Data on the Web"

* can the software check consistency of SKOS data with respect to the
SKOS data model?
As far as SKOS constructs are in use by GEMET.

* Additional Information:
Current version 1.0 is a first demo using a copy of GEMET as test data,
as downloaded from http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/rdf.
iQvoc will be extended in 2009 in two directions:
1. full support of SKOS and SKOS-XL constructs + some extensions
2. rich editorial functionality
UMTHES (see above) will then be hosted by iQvoc 2.0.

Best regards,
Thomas


Antoine Isaac schrieb:
> The W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group is pleased to announce
> the publication of a Candidate Recommendation for the Simple Knowledge
> Organization System (SKOS) Reference:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-skos-reference-20090317/
>
> A new Working Draft of the accompanying SKOS Primer has also been
> published:
>
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-skos-primer-20090317/
>
> The Working Group now *calls for implementations.*
>
> We would like to hear of any vocabulary (thesaurus, classification
> system, subject heading system, taxonomy or other KOS) or mapping
> between vocabularies that has been published in the Web as
> machine-readable data using SKOS, and/or has been made available via
> programmatic services using SKOS.
>
> We would also like to hear of any software that has the capability to
> read and/or write SKOS data, and/or can check whether a given SKOS
> dataset is consistent with the SKOS data model.
>
> If you would like to notify us of a vocabulary, vocabulary mapping,
> and/or software as a SKOS implementation, *please send an email to
> public-swd-wg@w3.org before 30 April 2009*, providing the information
> described below. Please also begin the subject line with "SKOS
> Implementation:".
>
> == Vocabulary Implementations ==
>
> If you are notifying us of one or more vocabularies or vocabulary
> mappings as an implementation, please provide *at least* the following
> information:
>
> * vocabulary title(s) (e.g. Library of Congress Subject Headings)
>
> * name of person and/or organisation responsible for the
> implementation
>
> * a list of the SKOS constructs used (e.g. skos:Concept,
> skos:ConceptScheme, skos:inScheme, skos:broader, skos:prefLabel,
> skos:closeMatch ... etc.)
>
> * URL(s) where the published SKOS data may be obtained, if the data
> are publicly available
>
> We would also welcome any further information you care to provide,
> however this is *not mandatory*. For example, we would be interested
> to know the scope and size of the vocabulary, what it is primarily
> used for, in what languages the vocabulary is provided, any other URLs
> describing the vocabulary or providing further information.
>
> == Software Implementations ==
>
> If you are notifying us of software as an implementation, please
> provide *at least* the following information:
>
> * name of the software (e.g. SKOSEd)
>
> * name of person and/or organisation responsible for the
> implementation
>
> * URLs for software home page and/or download location if publicly
> downloadable
>
> * can the software read SKOS data?
>
> * can the software write SKOS data?
> * can the software check consistency of SKOS data with respect to
> the SKOS data model?
>
> For more information on what we mean by reading, writing or checking
> SKOS data, see:
>
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOSImplementationReport
>
> We would also welcome any further information you care to provide,
> however this is *not mandatory*. For example, we would be interested
> in the main purpose and functionality of the software, the programming
> language and/or software frameworks used, details of the SKOS
> constructs which are supported, any other URLs describing the software
> or providing further information.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Alistair Miles and Antoine Isaac
>
> on behalf of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group
>
>
>
>

-- 
Thomas Bandholtz, thomas.bandholtz@innoq.com, http://www.innoq.com
innoQ Deutschland GmbH, Halskestr. 17, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
Phone: +49 228 9288490 Mobile: +49 178 4049387 Fax: +49 2102 77160-1
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