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RE: SKOS/Datasets

From: Simon Cox <simon.cox@jrc.ec.europa.eu>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 16:49:09 +0100
To: "'Ross Singer'" <rossfsinger@gmail.com>, "'Bernard Vatant'" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: <hans.cools@agfa.com>, "'SKOS'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "'Rebecca S Guenther'" <rgue@loc.gov>
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Incredible that the MARC codes for 
*	Australia (at) <http://marccodes.heroku.com/countries/at>  
*	Austria (au) <http://marccodes.heroku.com/countries/au>  
are the inverse of the ISO codes
AT	 Austria <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria> 	 1974	 

AU	 Australia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia> 	 1974	

Simon Cox

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From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]
On Behalf Of Ross Singer
Sent: Wednesday, 3 March 2010 04:25
To: Bernard Vatant
Cc: hans.cools@agfa.com; SKOS; public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org; Rebecca S
Subject: Re: SKOS/Datasets

By the way, I also made the MARC Language codes, Geographic Area Codes and
Country codes available as RDF, as well: 


They aren't modeled as SKOS, but somehow seem relevant to this thread (or
maybe not).  I'm a little torn as to whether or not it's even appropriate to
do so.  Bernard, do you have a plan for how (or if) you will link lingvoj's
Lingvos to id.loc.gov's language resources, if they are indeed


On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>

Hi Hans

Regarding languages in ISO 639, are you aware of the URIs / ontology I've
made public since 2007 at http://lingvoj.org?
Also in copy is Rebecca Guenther in charge of ISO 639 codes at Library of
Congress, according to whom a publication of ISO 639 codes in SKOS was on
the LoC roadmap. 
See http://id.loc.gov/authorities/about.html 

My idea at lingvoj.org like yours, I guess, was to provide placeholderURIs
default any publication by the authoritative ISO source. As soon as
authoritative URIs are published by the relevant source, we should in good
practice deprecate our URIs to those. Except we have no specific RDF
vocabulary for URI lifecycle, such as "deprecatedResource" and "replacedBy",
but that another story. At least we have owl:sameAs :)

Rebecca, any idea when id.loc.gov is likely to release ISO 639 URIs?

On a more technical level I uploaded your language ontology in Protégé 4 and
saved in RDF-XML (I belong to this strange sort of people reading better XML
than text formats for RDF and the result is a bit weird : the blank nodes
representing Concepts linked to Language instances through skos:exactMatch
are broken, e.g., see below [1]. Seems that Protégé is not happy with your
user-defined datatype for notations :(

BTW why not representing Language directly as a sub-class of skos:Concept
and attach each to the various schemes (ISO 639-1, 639-2, 639-3) it belongs
to? Something I don't define at lingvoj.org, bu which seems a good idea to
add. Put it on my todo list.


[1] Output of Protégé 4 RDF-XML for "French"

    <foster:Language rdf:about="fre">
        <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#Thing"/>
        <foaf:name xml:lang="en">French</foaf:name>
        <skos:inScheme rdf:resource="iso639-1"/>
        <skos:inScheme rdf:resource="iso639-2"/>

2010/2/26 <hans.cools@agfa.com> 

Dear Antoine, 

I've put 3 links on page http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/wiki/SKOS/Datasets: 

- country codes as standardized in ISO 3166-1 version 2006; 
- languages codes as standardized in ISO 639; 
- clinical drug administration forms along FDA. 
Note: namespaces on http://www.agfa.com/w3c/2009/ not fixed yet. 

Kind Regards,

Hans Cools | Agfa HealthCare
Researcher | HE/Advanced Clinical Applications Research
T  +32 3444 8185 | F  +32 3 444 8401 | M  +32 499 59 55 75

Quadrat NV, Kortrijksesteenweg 157, 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
 <http://www.agfa.com/healthcare/> http://www.agfa.com/healthcare/


Click on link to read important disclaimer:

Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl> 

26/02/2010 09:34 

Hans Cools/AXCXW/AGFA@AGFA, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org> 	


Fwd: [DIGLIB] Re: Request for "Good" Ontologies	


Dear Hans,

Your following 'ontology' looks interesting, and might interest some people
on the SKOS list!

Could you advertise it as well on
http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/wiki/SKOS/Datasets ?



-------- Original Message --------
Subject:                  [DIGLIB] Re: Request for "Good" Ontologies
Date:                  Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:06:00 +0100
From:                  hans.cools@agfa.com
To:                  uschold@gmail.com
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Dear Michael,

As an exaple of our ontology series, we put 'Countries' on
http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Ontology:Main, using SKOS.

Kind Regards,
Hans Cools | **Agfa HealthCare*
Researcher | HE/Advanced Clinical Applications Research
T +32 3444 8185 | F +32 3 444 8401 | M +32 499 59 55 75

Quadrat NV, Kortrijksesteenweg 157, 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Click on link to read important disclaimer:

*Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>*
Sent by: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org

18/02/2010 07:03

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                Request for "Good" Ontologies


This message is about an effort you may wish to know about and hopefully
contribute to.

*WHAT: T*he _NeOn project_ <http://www.neon-project.org/> is supporting
an effort to collect high quality ontologies.

I invite you to submit one or more "_exemplary ontologies_
to a growing catalog in the _Ontology Design Patterns Wiki_
Identify one or more ontologies that:

    * you have significant knowledge or experience with,
    * you regard as an excellent example of a "high quality" ontology
      See: "_What is an Exemplary Ontology_
      for ideas about this; edit them if you wish.

Can you or any of your colleagues think of exemplary ontologies to add
to the catalog? Think first about the ontologies you have used that are
authored by others, rather than your own.

*WHY: * /to make it easy for people to find good ontologies to draw
inspiration from and to emulate./

If you don't have much time, I will make it easier by talking you
through it on the phone. I'm UscholdM on Skype.

*HOW: *Quick Instructions:
1. Visit *_Ontology Design Patterns Wiki_*
<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/> (_http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/_)
2. Click the "*_How to register_*
<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:Register>" link at lower
left of the page; follow instructions to get a login name and password.
---Or paste: _http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Odp:Register_ into
your browser
3. See: "*_What is an Exemplary Ontology_*
link for some criteria
---Or paste:
into your browser
4. Visit *Exemplary Ontology Catalogue*
<http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Ontology:Main> page to make sure
the ontology is not already there.
---Or paste: _http://ontologydesignpatterns.org/wiki/Ontology:Main_ into
your browser
5. Click the *Su/bmit a new Exemplary Ontology/* button.
6. Fill out a form describing various aspects of the exemplary ontology.
Key fields are:
1. *Name *of ontology
2. *Description *(Short)
3. *Purpose *of the ontology
4. *Justification *(why you think this is an exemplary ontology)
5. *URI *of where to find the ontology
6. *References *One or more references to learn more.
Thanks very much,

Bernard Vatant
Senior Consultant
Vocabulary & Data Engineering
Tel:       +33 (0) 971 488 459
Mail:     bernard.vatant@mondeca.com
3, cité Nollez 75018 Paris France
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