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

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 15:55:40 +0100
Message-Id: <78D88CCE-FEF2-4DF8-B1B1-FAF99A3A2609@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: Matthew Rowe <m.rowe@dcs.shef.ac.uk>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
To: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>


Matthew

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-222].

	Sean

On 8 Apr 2009, at 14:21, Antoine Isaac wrote:

> 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
>
>

--
Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk
http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/people/bechhofer
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