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Managing vocabularies at W3C

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 11:00:25 +0100
To: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <public-vocabs@w3.org>
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Dear all,

A perennial topic of discussion at W3C is how we can better support 
vocabulary development and management. The way schema.org is managed is 
an example that clearly works and has wide support. Is it right for 
other vocabularies? (more yes than no I assume). What value does a 
w3.org namespace offer? What are the appropriate rules for adding new 
terms to existing vocabularies? What's the appropriate relationship 
between a document created by a Working Group or Interest Group and 
published in w3.org/TR space and the associated namespace?

And when you have a vocabulary, how do you publish a profile of it, one 
that you can validate instance data against? How can you request data 
following a specified profile?

These are the kind of questions we have been wrestling with for too long 
and we'd really like to get it sorted. The workshop we're organising at 
the end of November in Amsterdam is a big part of that. The headline 
vocabulary in question is DCAT [1], a vocabulary that needs some 
attention, but the underlying process issues are just as important.

If you have views on this, please come and share them in Amsterdam 30 
November - 1 December. Details, including the awkward fact that the 
deadline for paper submissions is this weekend, are at
https://www.w3.org/2016/11/sdsvoc/

Thanks

Phil.


[1] https://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat/
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Phil Archer
W3C Data Activity Lead
http://www.w3.org/2013/data/

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