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Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Using DBpedia resources as skos:Concepts?

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 03:23:04 +0000
Cc: Ross Singer <rossfsinger@gmail.com>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-Id: <04232E36-14BA-47C1-B037-DB9B73BAD975@cyganiak.de>
To: Mike Bergman <mike@mkbergman.com>
Hi Mike,

Let me just quickly respond to one point:

On 13 Nov 2009, at 01:16, Mike Bergman wrote:
>> I understand that umbel:linksEntity is designed exactly for this  
>> case. But I'd feel uneasy about recommending the use of this  
>> property.
>> Where is it used already? Any evidence of uptake in the RDF  
>> community? Are the UMBEL folks engaging with the community to get  
>> greater buy-in? Are the UMBEL folks in touch with the SKOS  
>> community to work towards getting this into a future version of  
>> SKOS? Are there any people whom I trust who endorse the use of  
>> UMBEL? What else do I “buy into” when I use UMBEL?
>> I'm not an early adopter type when it comes to this kind of  
>> vocabulary, so I want to see some evidence of uptake...
> Finally, as a personal note, I have to say that I find the  
> gratuitously snide and superior tone of Richard and Ross's comments  
> off-putting.

If I sounded snide, that was not my intention. These were honest  
questions. I asked these questions because satisfying answers will  
compel me to spend more time understanding UMBEL.

And I really don't know why you are picking on Ross. He was pointing  
out UMBEL as a solution to my problem.

> If there are questions as to why some of us don't engage more on  
> these forums, look only to the unprofessional aspects of some of the  
> participants and their dialog.

I am not a member of this list, I just came here to ask a question,  
and this is the only thread I'm active in. No need to disengage from  
this forum because of me.


> Mike
> [1] http://umbel.org/technical_documentation.html#vocabulary
> [2] http://www.mkbergman.com/449/first-public-version-of-umbel-released/
> [3] http://groups.google.com/group/umbel-ontology/web/please-read-release-notes-and-expectations
> [4] http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev/DataZone
> [5] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20090315/implementation.html
> [6] http://groups.google.com/group/umbel-ontology/web/please-read-release-notes-and-expectations
> [7] http://umbel.org/intro.html
>> Richard
>>> -Ross.
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