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Re: LD Glossary - feedback on form of publishing

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:33:27 -0400
Cc: "public-gld-wg@w3.org" <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <98682864-468D-497B-9BF9-22E951C993F8@3roundstones.com>
To: Benedikt Kaempgen <kaempgen@fzi.de>
Hi Benedikt,
Thank you for your feedback regarding the LD glossary.  The world would be a better place if more people published more content as Linked Data. 

The GLD WG has had several conversations about publishing the LD Glossary during Summer 2012. [1]  We resolved to publish the glossary as a Working Group Note in March 203. [2]  We're pushing up the end of our charter and do not have time to change things we've resolved in the interest of time.

That said, I encourage you to republish the glossary as LD as long as it conforms to good stable URI policy.  You don't have to sell anyone on the benefits of publishing the content as RDF (RDF/XML, Turtle/RDF, etc), there is agreement on all of that.

If you choose to do this using Semantic MediaWiki, please feel free to do so.  For clarification, the GLD does not "feature Semantic MediaWiki", rather Semantic MediaWiki is a piece of tooling provided by the W3C that our group and others can use AFAIK.

Cheers,

Bernadette Hyland, co-chair 
W3C Government Linked Data Working Group
Charter: http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/

[1] http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/meeting/2012-08-23

[2]  see http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/meeting/2013-03-14#resolution_1

On Mar 15, 2013, at 4:42 AM, Benedikt Kaempgen <kaempgen@fzi.de> wrote:

> 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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