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

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 12:23:28 +0100
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To: Binding C (AT) <cbinding@glam.ac.uk>

Ceri

Thanks for your input. We are using the SKOS issue tracker to manage  
implementation
experience, and this has been logged in the SKOS Issue tracker as
[ISSUE-211] and [ISSUE-212].

	Sean

On 29 Apr 2009, at 16:45, Binding C (AT) wrote:

> In reply to the recent request for SKOS implementation details here  
> are the details of work done to support the STAR project at  
> University of Glamorgan:
>
> ==VOCABULARY IMPLEMENTATIONS==
> Existing English Heritage thesauri converted to SKOS:
> 1. English Heritage monument types thesaurus (3987 concepts)
> 2. English Heritage evidence thesaurus (41 concepts)
> 3. MDA Object types thesaurus (1742 concepts)
> 4. English Heritage main building materials thesaurus (225 concepts)
> 5. English Heritage timelines thesaurus (456 concepts)
> 6. English Heritage archaeological sciences thesaurus (101 concepts)
>
> Main glossaries created from English Heritage recording manual  
> documentation:
> 1. English Heritage Simple Names for Masonry Structural Elements  
> (158 concepts)
> 2. English Heritage Simple Names for Timber Structural Elements (64  
> concepts)
> 3. English Heritage Simple Names for Deposits and Cuts (96 concepts)
>
> Minor glossaries created from English Heritage recording manual  
> documentation:
> 1. DEPOSIT.Compaction
> 2. DEPOSIT.Inclusions.Frequency
> 3. DEPOSIT.Inclusions.Size
> 4. DEPOSIT.Inclusions.Shape
> 5. DEPOSIT.Inclusions.Material
> 6. DEPOSIT.Contamination
> 7. CUT.Shape in plan
> 8. CUT.Breaks of slope
> 9. CUT.Breaks of slope.Slope and shape of sides
> 10 Cut.Breaks of slope.Properties of base
> 11 CUT.Breaks of slope.Post stake hole shape
> 12 SITE AND CONTEXT DETAILS.Finish
> 13 SITE AND CONTEXT DETAILS.Condition
> 14 SMALL FIND FORM.Condition
> 15 SMALL FIND FORM.Completeness
> 16 BOX INDEX FORM.Material
> 17 BOX INDEX FORM.Find type
> 18 BOX INDEX FORM.Box type
> 19 SAMPLE RECORD FORM.Simple name
> 20 SAMPLE RECORD FORM.Condition
> 21 SKELETON FORM.Body position
> 22 SKELETON FORM.Condition
> 23 SMALL FINDS FORM
> 24 BULK FINDS MATERIAL LIST
>
> The SKOS vocabularies were all implemented by Ceri Binding,  
> University of Glamorgan, as part of STAR project. They were created  
> in English language only. The thesauri were converted from Oracle  
> data dumps using a C# conversion application written specifically  
> for the task. Glossaries were initially created in MultiTes  
> software, CSV output was then converted to XML using Altova XMLSpy.  
> Finally the XML files were converted to SKOS using a custom XSL  
> transformation (also using Altova XMLSpy).
>
> The thesauri and glossaries are not formally publicly available  
> yet, having been fed back to English Heritage. However the thesauri  
> may be viewed and browsed via the STAR SKOS_WS web service and  
> associated client application (described below).
>
> ==SKOS constructs used==
>  skos:ConceptScheme
>  skos:Concept
>  skos:hasTopConcept
>  skos:broader
>  skos:narrower
>  skos:related
>  skos:inScheme
>  skos:prefLabel
>  skos:altLabel
>  skos:scopeNote
>
> ==APPLICATION IMPLEMENTATIONS==
> SKOS_WS  a web service providing a subset of the SKOS API with  
> additional functionality for concept expansion and full text  
> searching. The purpose of the web service is to support the wider  
> aims of the ongoing STAR project. Implemented as a C# .NET SOAP web  
> service backed by a MySQL database, using the SemWeb (http:// 
> razor.occams.info/code/semweb/) RDF library - which imports the  
> SKOS thesaurus data from RDF/XML or NTriples format data. The web  
> service has no built in SKOS consistency checking.
>
> STAR SKOS web service client  a C# .NET windows based client  
> communicating with SKOS_WS for searching and browsing the English  
> Heritage thesauri. In addition to the windows based client a number  
> of browser based AJAX 'widget' controls have been developed for the  
> project, communicating again with the SOAP web service.
>
> The web service and associated client applications were created by  
> Ceri Binding, University of Glamorgan. They are described in more  
> detail on the project website at http:// 
> hypermedia.research.glam.ac.uk/kos/STAR/
>
> Ceri Binding
> Hypermedia Research Unit,
> Faculty of Advanced Technology,
> University of Glamorgan,
> Pontypridd, CF37 1DL
> Tel: +44 (0)1443 654533
> Email: cbinding@glam.ac.uk
>

--
Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk
http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/people/bechhofer
Received on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 11:23:01 UTC

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