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RE: Updated SOSA core RE: SOSA core - procedures vs devices

From: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:28:42 +0000
To: <armin.haller@anu.edu.au>, <janowicz@ucsb.edu>, <jlieberman@tumblingwalls.com>
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Currently Sensing is a subclass of Observing (or Observation), which is a subclass of Activity. That was my proposed ordering – seeing ‘sensing’ as a subset of ‘observing’ to be consistent with OGC usage, where ‘Observation’ covers not only sensing but also forecasting, simulation, human-observing (which is a combination of sensing and application of knowledge).

But if we really have a tabula rasa, then we should consider the best terminology and correct hierarchy – maybe ‘estimating’ is a more general term.

But definitely the order in that hierarchy should be resolved.


From: Armin Haller [mailto:armin.haller@anu.edu.au]
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Subject: Re: Updated SOSA core RE: SOSA core - procedures vs devices

The proposal we arrived to now looks good to me.

The only change, where I second Simon is, that we should rename Actuation to Actuating. That is then aligned to Sensing and also implies an Activity. The same applies to Observation which I would rename Observing. Although, I am not sure if we need the Observing class in the core if we have Sensing anyway.

From: Krzysztof Janowicz <janowicz@ucsb.edu<mailto:janowicz@ucsb.edu>>
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Subject: Re: Updated SOSA core RE: SOSA core - procedures vs devices

I made some cosmetic changes and pushed them to github. I am going to make another series of changes that are a bit bigger and thus will leave them in https://github.com/w3c/sdw/blob/kjanowicz-ssn/ssn/rdf/sosa.ttl for now until we agree on them. Most of this is from our last discussion about procedures and platforms.


On 07/18/2016 10:01 PM, Simon.Cox@csiro.au<mailto:Simon.Cox@csiro.au> wrote:
I’ve just pushed an update to the SOSA Core ontology

in particular https://github.com/w3c/sdw/blob/simon-ssn/ssn/rdf/sosa.ttl

This includes the hierarchy shown on the wiki page https://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/wiki/SOSA_Ontology

I’ve cleaned up the class names a bit, and added documentation on all elements.



Krzysztof Janowicz

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