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Re: Request for Implementation Input: SKOS Simple Knowledge Organization System

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:21:24 +0200
Message-ID: <49DCA4D4.9000700@few.vu.nl>
To: Matthew Rowe <m.rowe@dcs.shef.ac.uk>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Dear Matthew,

Thank you very much!
I cc the mail to the list, so that the group as a whole can be informed.

Best,

Antoine

> Hello Antoine
> 
> I have developed a very early version of a Social Identity Schema 
> Mapping (SISM) which I have made available on the web. Here are the 
> details:
> 
> == Vocabulary Implementations ==
> 
> If you are notifying us of one or more vocabularies or vocabulary
> mappings as an implementation, please provide *at least* the following
> information:
> 
> * vocabulary title(s) (e.g. Library of Congress Subject Headings)
> SISM - Social Identity Schema Mapping
> 
> * name of person and/or organisation responsible for the
>  implementation
> Matthew Rowe
> OAK Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK.
> 
> * a list of the SKOS constructs used (e.g. skos:Concept,
>  skos:ConceptScheme, skos:inScheme, skos:broader, skos:prefLabel,
>  skos:closeMatch ... etc.)
> 
> skos:ConceptScheme
> skos:Concept
> skos:prefLabel
> skos:altLabel
> skos:exactMatch
> skos:related
> skos:broader
> skos:narrower
> skos:inScheme
> 
> * URL(s) where the published SKOS data may be obtained, if the data
>  are publicly available
> 
> http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mrowe/ontologies/sism.rdf
> 
> * We would also welcome any further information you care to provide,
> however this is *not mandatory*. For example, we would be interested
> to know the scope and size of the vocabulary, what it is primarily
> used for, in what languages the vocabulary is provided, any other URLs
> describing the vocabulary or providing further information.
> 
> The mapping schema is intended to provide relations between available 
> vocabularies on the web used to define identity information. There 
> appears to be, at present, duplication of similar concepts and relations 
> in several available vocabularies. SKOS offers an ideal format to 
> describe the semantics of the mapping between these similar concepts. 
> The schema is not large, as it is an early version that only maps 4 
> vocabularies.
> 
> Web site with info about the mappings including graphs:
> http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/~mrowe/sism.html
> 
> Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any other information.
> 
> thanks
> 
> 
> On 7 Apr 2009, at 23:38, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> 
>> The W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group is pleased to announce
>> the publication of a Candidate Recommendation for the Simple Knowledge
>> Organization System (SKOS) Reference:
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/CR-skos-reference-20090317/
>>
>> A new Working Draft of the accompanying SKOS Primer has also been
>> published:
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/WD-skos-primer-20090317/
>>
>> The Working Group now *calls for implementations.*
>>
>> We would like to hear of any vocabulary (thesaurus, classification
>> system, subject heading system, taxonomy or other KOS) or mapping
>> between vocabularies that has been published in the Web as
>> machine-readable data using SKOS, and/or has been made available via
>> programmatic services using SKOS.
>>
>> We would also like to hear of any software that has the capability to
>> read and/or write SKOS data, and/or can check whether a given SKOS
>> dataset is consistent with the SKOS data model.
>>
>> If you would like to notify us of a vocabulary, vocabulary mapping,
>> and/or software as a SKOS implementation, *please send an email to
>> public-swd-wg@w3.org before 30 April 2009*, providing the information
>> described below. Please also begin the subject line with "SKOS
>> Implementation:".
>>
>> == Vocabulary Implementations ==
>>
>> If you are notifying us of one or more vocabularies or vocabulary
>> mappings as an implementation, please provide *at least* the following
>> information:
>>
>> * vocabulary title(s) (e.g. Library of Congress Subject Headings)
>>
>> * name of person and/or organisation responsible for the
>>  implementation
>>
>> * a list of the SKOS constructs used (e.g. skos:Concept,
>>  skos:ConceptScheme, skos:inScheme, skos:broader, skos:prefLabel,
>>  skos:closeMatch ... etc.)
>>
>> * URL(s) where the published SKOS data may be obtained, if the data
>>  are publicly available
>>
>> We would also welcome any further information you care to provide,
>> however this is *not mandatory*. For example, we would be interested
>> to know the scope and size of the vocabulary, what it is primarily
>> used for, in what languages the vocabulary is provided, any other URLs
>> describing the vocabulary or providing further information.
>>
>> == Software Implementations ==
>>
>> If you are notifying us of software as an implementation, please
>> provide *at least* the following information:
>>
>> * name of the software (e.g. SKOSEd)
>>
>> * name of person and/or organisation responsible for the
>>  implementation
>>
>> * URLs for software home page and/or download location if publicly
>>  downloadable
>>
>> * can the software read SKOS data?
>>
>> * can the software write SKOS data?
>> * can the software check consistency of SKOS data with respect to
>>  the SKOS data model?
>>
>> For more information on what we mean by reading, writing or checking
>> SKOS data, see:
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SKOSImplementationReport
>>
>> We would also welcome any further information you care to provide,
>> however this is *not mandatory*. For example, we would be interested
>> in the main purpose and functionality of the software, the programming
>> language and/or software frameworks used, details of the SKOS
>> constructs which are supported, any other URLs describing the software
>> or providing further information.
>>
>> Kind regards,
>>
>> Alistair Miles and Antoine Isaac
>>
>> on behalf of the W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group
>>
>>
> 
> 
> Matthew Rowe, MEng
> PhD Student
> OAK Group
> Department of Computer Science
> University of Sheffield
> m.rowe@dcs.shef.ac.uk
> 
> 
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