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Re: Ontology for points in a three-dimensional space

From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 12:49:01 +0000
Message-Id: <B4017C1C-8E42-4C88-AF21-7531D31DF712@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: John Graybeal <graybeal@mbari.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: Norman Gray <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>

On 9 Dec 2008, at 11:51, Norman Gray wrote:

> A potential problem is that SWEET is potentially a bit too upper- 
> level for what it sounds like you want.

True. I tried writing out a few examples, but they didn't seem quite  
right. Doesn't help that SWEET doesn't seem to include any  
rdfs:labels or rdfs:comments.

For the time being, I've set up this:


But will keep reviewing alternatives.

> A possible alternative is STC <http://www.ivoa.net/Documents/latest/ 
> STC.html>. This has a _lot_ more detail than SWEET, and is  
> expressly designed as a solution to the problem you describe, but  
> there is not as yet a great deal of software support for it.   
> (Also, STC is defined as an XSchema --

A subset of STC certainly seems closer.

> if you're interested, I could roll you an RDFS version of it).

Thanks. It's a big spec, so don't do so on my account, but if you  
were planning on doing it anyway, then I'd certainly be interested in  
the result.

Toby A Inkster
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