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Re: Ontologies versioning?

From: Chris Mungall <cjmungall@lbl.gov>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:34:46 -0800
To: "Sivaram Arabandi, MD" <sivaram.arabandi@gmail.com>
Cc: "Clement Jonquet" <jonquet@lirmm.fr>, "Erick Antezana" <erick.antezana@gmail.com>, HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <29CE8991-BA1C-4734-82D7-9491C763B978@lbl.gov>
Yes, most OBO ontologies derive the version from the ISO-8601 of the 
date. This is used in the versionIRI, e.g. 
/obo/releases/YYYY-MM-DD/<artifact> and often in things like github 
releases tags. See for example:

https://github.com/EnvironmentOntology/envo/releases

I like semver for software and can see it working well for schema-type 
ontologies and upper ontologies.

On 23 Jan 2017, at 7:26, Sivaram Arabandi, MD wrote:

> Semantic versioning with all its rules becomes quite messy to use 
> IMHO.
>
> Suggest using a simpler 'Accretion' versioning method. If you update 
> the
> ontology, it simply gets a new version number - no major/minor/patch
> complexity.
>
> Updates can be in the form of:
> - new terms added
> - terms deprecated
> - term updated (without changing the meaning) - labels, comments,
> descriptions, ...
> - when meaning of a term changes, the existing term is deprecated, and 
> new
> term added
> - ...
>
> cheers
> Sivaram
>
>
> ______________________
> Sivaram Arabandi, MD, MS
>
> ONTOPRO
> W:  http://ontopro.com/
> Ph: 832.726.2322
>
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 8:37 AM, Clement Jonquet <jonquet@lirmm.fr> 
> wrote:
>
>> Hello Erick, all,
>>
>>
>>
>> Good metadata tells you everything:
>>
>> http://bit.ly/2aCuSWi
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>> Ctrl+F “version” on the file to see the properties than could be 
>> used for
>> versioning.
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>>
>> Bye
>>
>> Clement
>>
>>
>>
>> Dr. *Clement JONQUET*  -
>> *PhD in Informatics  -  Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Montpellier*
>>
>> *Coordinator of the SIFR <http://www.lirmm.fr/sifr/> and AgroPortal
>> <http://agroportal.lirmm.fr/> projects*
>>
>> *Visiting scholar, Stanford University (EU Marie Curie fellow)*
>>
>>
>>
>> jonquet@lirmm.fr
>>
>> http://www.lirmm.fr/~jonquet
>>
>>
>>
>> @Montpellier : +33/4 67 14 97 43 <+33%204%2067%2014%2097%2043>
>>
>> @Stanford       : +1 650 723 6725 <(650)%20723-6725>
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>> *De :* Erick Antezana [mailto:erick.antezana@gmail.com]
>> *Envoyé :* lundi 23 janvier 2017 01:57
>> *À :* HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
>> *Objet :* Ontologies versioning?
>>
>>
>>
>> Dear all,
>>
>>
>>
>> I am reviewing the way we version our ontologies hosted in-house 
>> (where we
>> hold public ontologies as well as internal ontologies).
>>
>>
>>
>> I am looking for pointers (e.g. guidelines, best practices) in terms 
>> of
>> ontologies versioning. Could you recommend any?
>>
>>
>>
>> thanks!
>>
>> Erick Antezana
>>
Received on Monday, 23 January 2017 16:35:26 UTC

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