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[Call for Comments] The Provenance Vocabulary for the Web of Data

From: Olaf Hartig <hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:28:08 +0200
To: public-lod@w3.org
Cc: Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <200908251428.10321.hartig@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Dear LODers,

We are very pleased to announce the release of an alpha version of the 
Provenance Vocabulary [1]. The aim of this vocabulary is to enable providers 
of Web data to publish provenance-related metadata about their data.  The 
"Guide to the Provenance Vocabulary" [2] explains how to use the vocabulary 
and provides many examples.

Similar to SIOC the Provenance Vocabulary is defined as an OWL-DL ontology 
which is partitioned in a core ontology [3] and supplementary modules.

We ask for comments on both the vocabulary [3] as well as the guide [2]. To 
comment either reply to this message and/or share your thoughts with us at 
the mailinglist for users of the Provenance Vocabulary [4]. Issues with the 
vocabulary can also be reported using the issue tracker [5].

Furthermore, we kindly ask developers of Linked Data publishing tools to 
consider extending their tools with a provenance component that automatically 
adds provenance-related metadata to the provided Linked Data and to adopt the 
Provenance Vocabulary for such a component. We are currently working on such 
an extension for Triplify and for Pubby.

On behalf of the Provenance Vocabulary team (Jun Zhao and Olaf Hartig).

[1] http://purl.org/net/provenance/
[2] http://purl.org/net/provenance/guide
[3] http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns
[4] http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/trdf-prv-vocab-users
[5] http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=1127629&group_id=220078

 Olaf Hartig
  Database and Information Systems Research Group
  Department of Computer Science
  Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin
Received on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 12:29:12 UTC

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