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Re: Wiki-based vocabulary website idea

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@webbackplane.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 13:18:21 +0100
Message-ID: <ed77aa9f0905180518v73aa5c31gd672a58cecb68bb7@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Cc: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, RDFa TF list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, Public RDFa <public-rdfa@w3.org>
Hi Manu/Michael,

Argot Hub [1] also takes the wiki approach, but by using Google Code,
it also allows the use of:

 * issue-tracking to help manage potential changes and
   suggestions;

 * SVN, to manage the evolution of the vocabularies, and
   provide a place where they can easily be downloaded.

The project was set up as part of the RDFa work I've been doing with
UK government departments, as a way to get broad input on the
vocabularies, and to make them easy for other people to re-use.

In a recent blog post [2], Peter Johnston drew attention to the
similarity of the approach I've taken to argots and the Dublin Core
'Application Profiles' approach, which I found most interesting.

As this shows, along with Michael's links, is there is definitely some
convergence of approaches going on.

Regards,

Mark

[1] <http://argot-hub.googlecode.com/>
[2] <http://efoundations.typepad.com/efoundations/2009/04/more-rdfa-in-uk-government.html>
On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 6:36 AM, Michael Hausenblas
<michael.hausenblas@deri.org> wrote:
>
> Manu,
>
> I absolutely support your principle idea re vocabulary management. There is
> indeed a need for people to find, share, and create vocabularies. However,
> please let us not reinvent the wheel here or even worse creating an
> RDFa-specific solution, as this is a general RDF issue.
>
> As already many people (incl. me ;) have put considerable time and thoughts
> into this issue, please consider reviewing the following resources, projects
> and efforts before you continue:
>
> + VoCamps [1], BarCamp-like meet-up for creating and extending vocabularies;
> + Knoodl [2], a community-oriented vocabulary and knowledge-bases editing
> environment with Wikis;
> + OpenVocab [3], a lightweight, community-driven Web-site for maintaining
> terms (classes and properties);
> + Neologism [4], a Drupal-based RDF-Schema editor;
> + Vocabify, [5], a tool allowing to lift RDF schemas from instance data;
>
> Cheers,
>      Michael
>
> [1] http://vocamp.org/wiki/Main_Page
> [2] Knoodl, http://www.knoodl.com/
> [3] OpenVocab, http://open.vocab.org/
> [4] Neologism, http://neologism.deri.ie/
> [5] Vocabify, http://kwijibo.talis.com/vocabify/
>
> --
> Dr. Michael Hausenblas
> DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
> National University of Ireland, Lower Dangan,
> Galway, Ireland, Europe
> Tel. +353 91 495730
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> http://webofdata.wordpress.com/
>
>
>> From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
>> Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 18:32:48 -0400
>> To: RDFa TF list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, Public RDFa
>> <public-rdfa@w3.org>
>> Subject: Wiki-based vocabulary website idea
>> Resent-From: Public RDFa <public-rdfa@w3.org>
>> Resent-Date: Sun, 17 May 2009 22:33:30 +0000
>>
>> Some of the outstanding projects this community might want to focus on
>> has been added to the "Contribute" section on the "Participate" RDFa
>> wiki page. Please add to the list if you can think of any more:
>>
>> http://rdfa.info/wiki/Participate#Contribute
>>
>> One of the projects that has been rattling around in the back of my head
>> for over 2 years now and I just haven't found the time to work on it.
>> Putting this out there in case anybody else has been thinking along the
>> same lines and has some free time to implement.
>>
>> The concept is basically a wiki-based vocabulary design website that
>> would help web designers create, correct, collaborate on, publish and
>> mirror RDF(a) vocabularies:
>>
>> http://rdfa.info/wiki/wiki-based-vocabulary-website
>>
>> Please add your thoughts/clarifications/issues to the page (or the
>> mailing list).
>>
>> -- manu
>>
>> --
>> Manu Sporny
>> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> blog: A Collaborative Distribution Model for Music
>> http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2009/04/04/collaborative-music-model/
>>
>>
>
>
>



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