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LD Glossary - feedback on form of publishing

From: Benedikt Kaempgen <kaempgen@fzi.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:42:37 +0000
To: "public-gld-wg@w3.org" <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <0D7BFFD7C415144DA75C3D49C46AC21512AB9D01@ex-ms-1a.fzi.de>
Hello all,

I have feedback regarding the Linked Data glossary. Sorry that I did not speak up, yesterday, but I first had to get my head around it.

Looking at the Linked Data glossary [5], I am happy that the GLD has produced something like this; the form it is published, however, I am not too fond of.

For me, a glossary always also is a kind of vocabulary and I am strongly in favor of publishing the glossary as Linked Data.

Publishing the glossary as a Working Group Note representing the state of the glossary on 15 May 2013, I do not mind, however, I suggest to have a live version of the glossary in the GLD wiki.

I have started to create such a version [6].

This would bring the following advantages.

1) Since GLD features Semantic MediaWiki, every page is automatically also published as Linked Data. Therefore, every term gets a URI, e.g.,

* Term: "5 Star Linked Data"
* HTML page in wiki: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/5_Star_Linked_Data
* Information resource (RDF): http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Special:ExportRDF/5_Star_Linked_Data
* Non-information resource: http://w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Special:URIResolver/5_Star_Linked_Data

This means, publishers can reuse our Linked Data terms in their datasets and vocabularies.

Semantic MediaWiki supports content negotiation (GLD wiki currently does not, which is strange) and we could also set it up to serve nicer URIs [1].

2) The glossary can be updated more easily. Just see [4] to add a new Linked Data term.

3) One can watch Linked Data terms (so that you get noticed when terms change) and check the history of terms (including information about the person who did the change). Also, every page has a discussion page where one can discuss the meaning of a term without interfering with its current content.

4) We can add all kinds of more unstructured information to a "Linked Data term", e.g., links, pictures. Also, we are flexible to add more structured annotations to terms, e.g., owl:sameAs or skos:broader / skos:narrower links; those would also be published as Linked Data.

5) We can provide the entire glossary as downloadable XML/RDF [2] or Turtle/RDF file [3].

I would be happy to hear your opinion on this.

Best,

Benedikt


[1] <http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Pretty_URIs>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Special:Ask/-5B-5BCategory:Linked-20Data-20term-5D-5D/-3FShort-20description/-3FHas-20reference/format%3Drdf/syntax%3Drdfxml/limit%3D500>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Special:Ask/-5B-5BCategory:Linked-20Data-20term-5D-5D/-3FShort-20description/-3FHas-20reference/format%3Drdf/syntax%3Dturtle/limit%3D500>
[4] <http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Category:Linked_Data_term>
[5] <https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/gld/raw-file/default/glossary/index.html>
[6] <http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/wiki/Linked_Data_Glossary>
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