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Re: Status of resources (stable, testing etc)

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 20:47:45 +0200
Message-ID: <o2teb19f3361004271147w2ad5e06eib14c69bab0a43ac6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: Marc Wick <marc@geonames.org>, Dublin Core <DC-ARCHITECTURE@jiscmail.ac.uk>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>, Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bbc.co.uk>
+cc: Leigh, Libby

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 6:56 PM, Bernard Vatant

> Hello folks
> We are currently revisiting the Geonames ontology (long overdue) including
> feature codes, on which I would like to add some Dublin-Core like
> annotations re. concepts. In particular some concepts are going to be
> deprecated using dcterms:isReplacedBy, some will be deprecated altogether
> without replace because they've never be used, and quite a lot will be put
> in a status of quasi-obsolescence or quasi-extinction. Those are feature
> codes used less than one per million features, which means less than 7 times
> considering Geonames has over 7 millions features in store ...
> I was wondering which vocabulary is the best for expressing that.
> http://www.w3.org/2003/06/sw-vocab-status/ns is used by FOAF, Bibontology
> and others. But it defines status as a data property, I would prefer an
> object property with an enumerated range of individual values. Of course I
> can define those in geonames data space, but since this is not particular to
> geographical codes, I was wondering if there was some vocabulary on some
> shelves I miss. BTW I was amazed not to find any "status" property in Dublin
> Core.

Yes, that is a limitation of the sw-vocab-status vocab. At the end of last
year I started writing it up towards a W3C Note (after a 'go for it' from
Ivan), with Libby Miller and Leigh Dodds. The effort is a little stalled but
the draft is at http://www.w3.org/2003/06/sw-vocab-status/note.html

If you think it's worthwhile, we could expand the note to include new more
useful properties.

Interested to help? :)

(even encouraging us to put time into this counts as help!)


> Suggestions?
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