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ISSUE-217: SKOS Implementation: IUPAC Green Book

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ISSUE-217: SKOS Implementation: IUPAC Green Book


Raised by: Sean Bechhofer
On product: SKOS

Described in: [
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2009May/0005.html ]

* Vocabulary title(s):
IUPAC Green Book

* Name of person and/or organisation responsible for the implementation:
Mark Borkum (m.i.borkum@soton.ac.uk), University of Southampton

* SKOS constructs used:

* URL(s) for published SKOS data:
Not available (yet!)

* 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:
No. The system maintains a simplified, domain-specific model (books, 
indexes and terms) and maps instances of the model to SKOS.

The goal of the "Green Book" project is to provide a user-friendly 
version of the IUPAC green book 

We decided to use SKOS as the serialisation format because of the 
'instant interoperability'. The software was developed using Ruby on 
Rails. The system is represented as a 'top-level' ConceptScheme 
(containing all concepts). Each edition of a book is represented as a 
distinct ConceptScheme.

We are currently working on a number of extensions to the system which 
make use of additional SKOS constructs:
1) Use skos:broader and skos:narrower to indicate the context within 
which a term was used (for example, "atomic mass" is narrower than "mass")
2) Use data-mining of the original text to associate each term with a 
3) Add support for internationalisation using skos:altLabel



Mark Borkum
School of Chemistry, University of Southampton
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