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Re: To use or not to use recommended metadata in a W3C ontology ?

From: Krzysztof Janowicz <janowicz@ucsb.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:19:16 -0800
To: Ghislain Atemezing <ghislain.atemezing@mondeca.com>, Maxime Lefrançois <maxime.lefrancois@emse.fr>
Cc: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <65725bd6-8121-e3b1-257d-be52bb516e19@ucsb.edu>
On 02/07/2017 10:49 AM, Ghislain Atemezing wrote:
> Hello,
>> Le 7 févr. 2017 à 19:41, Maxime Lefrançois <maxime.lefrancois@emse.fr 
>> <mailto:maxime.lefrancois@emse.fr>> a écrit :
>> The proposed integration methodology (seereadme.md 
>> <http://readme.md/>) includes the following item:
>> - be conformant with the linked vocabulary best practices 
>> athttp://lov.okfn.org/Recommendations_Vocabulary_Design.pdf
>> These best practices encourage among other to use vocabularies vann 
>> and voaf.
> IMHO that document is not a “Bible" :)

Yes, not only is this not a 'bible', it is also that the industry and 
large government agencies operate completely differently than 
researchers and individual research projects. Many government and 
industry partners simple cannot use the small ontologies/vocabularies 
developed by students, postdocs, EU projects, and so forth, because they 
have to commit to offering many, many years of support for their 
customers and in many cases they are even forced by law to only use 
standardized work. Please, let us not make SOSA/SSN difficult to use by 
introducing many new properties (and the ontologies where they come 
from) for the sake of being perceived as innovative or what not.  This 
is not a research or university project but a long-term effort to 
generate a vocabulary for many years to come.


> Seriously, we can debate during years to on this but what is important 
> is that there should be enough metadata to better understand and 
> discover the ontology.
> If for that you use ex:, vann, or voaf, I think that’s not the point.
> The “Bible” might be this one 
> https://www.w3.org/TR/dwbp/#dataVocabularies (BP 15 in a REC doc )
> Best,
> Ghislain
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Krzysztof Janowicz

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