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Re: please review: draft W3C SWIG Note 'Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets' (voiD)

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 14:51:28 +0000
To: Riccardo Albertoni <riccardo@ge.imati.cnr.it>, Richard Cyganiak <richard.cyganiak@deri.org>
CC: Semantic Web community <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C94A35F0.192AF%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Riccardo,

> Thanks for the great work you did, this document clarifies large part of the
> issues I was  facing   providing the VOID description for my datasets.

Thank *you*.
 
> I have just a little remark concerning  section 4.2:  it introduces
> void:uriSpace, but  distinctions in the use of
> void:uriRegexPattern\void:uriSpace  are not so clear.

Indeed, void:uriSpace has enjoyed some attention and caused some discussion
lately [1]. In fact we intentionally left the range of this property
undefined for now [2] and would encourage people to comment on this (best
would be directly on the issue tracker, which reduces our workload as well
;)

> Why don't use always void:uriRegexPattern?
> I think  an example  where void:uriSpace is handier than
> void:uriRegexPattern would be worth.

For this part I'd like to hand over to Richard, really ...

Cheers,
      Michael

[1] 
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/void-discussion/lnak4X6xnLo/discussi
on
[2] http://code.google.com/p/void-impl/issues/detail?id=91

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> From: Riccardo Albertoni <riccardo@ge.imati.cnr.it>
> Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:37:55 +0100
> To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
> Cc: Semantic Web community <semantic-web@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: please review: draft W3C SWIG Note 'Vocabulary of Interlinked
> Datasets' (voiD)
> Resent-From: Semantic Web community <semantic-web@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2011 14:17:36 +0000
> 
> Dear all,
> Thanks for the great work you did, this document clarifies large part of the
> issues I was  facing   providing the VOID description for my datasets.
> 
> I have just a little remark concerning  section 4.2:  it introduces
> void:uriSpace, but  distinctions in the use of
> void:uriRegexPattern\void:uriSpace  are not so clear. Why don't use always
> void:uriRegexPattern?
> I think  an example  where void:uriSpace is handier than
> void:uriRegexPattern would be worth.
> 
> Regards,
> Riccardo
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 16 December 2010 15:35, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
> 
>> Dear Semantic Web Interest Group,
>> 
>> As you might recall, semantic-web@w3.org is the home list of W3C's
>> Semantic Web Interest Group. Unlike other more industrious groups we
>> exist primarily as a discussion forum. However, occasionally some of
>> us get together and collaborate, and these collaborations can give
>> rise to W3C Notes (eg. from a while back, http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfcal/
>> ). So, several SWIG members have been collaborating (in an open and
>> public way) on something called 'voiD', and have produced a draft of a
>> SWIG Note, details below. The voiD work addresses issues around RDF
>> dataset description and discovery, and I'm very pleased to propose it
>> as a W3C SWIG Note.
>> 
>> We don't have a very rigid process for these notes, but they are
>> useful to do, and we should perhaps do them more often.  I've asked
>> the voiD team to give a brief outline of the work, and we suggest a
>> deadline of end of January 2011 for feedback comments. There is a
>> snapshot 'Editor's Draft' for review in SWIG space at W3C [8] below,
>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/void/ and discussion is welcomed
>> here on semantic-web@w3.org
>> 
>> So thanks to Keith Alexander, Richard Cyganiak, Michael Hausenblas,
>> Jun Zhao for their hard work on all this, and to you all in advance
>> for your reviews and feedback. Assuming no major issues are found, we
>> should be able to proceed with publishing it as a W3C Note during
>> February.
>> 
>> cheers,
>> 
>> Dan
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Please find below the voiD SWIG Note submission:
>> 
>> ===
>> The 'Vocabulary of Interlinked Datasets' (voiD) is an RDF-Schema vocabulary
>> for expressing metadata about RDF datasets. With voiD, the discovery and
>> usage of Linked Datasets can be performed both effectively and efficiently.
>> A dataset is a collection of data, published and maintained by a single
>> provider, available as RDF, and accessible, for example through
>> dereferenceable HTTP URIs or a SPARQL endpoint.
>> 
>> The development of voiD started in mid 2008, with a first version of the
>> vocabulary and guide published in 01/2009 [1]. Since then, voiD has enjoyed
>> considerable uptake in the Linked Data community and beyond, with usage
>> throughout from data.gov.uk to individual datasets [2].
>> 
>> A number of voiD-based implementations is available via [3]. The
>> development
>> of the core voiD vocabulary and the guide is an open process with a
>> dedicated mailing list [4] and issue tracker [5].
>> 
>> W3C-wise, voiD is relevant for the work in the SPARQL WG [6] as well as the
>> upcoming eGov WG [7].
>> 
>> We hereby submit the Editor'sDraft 'Describing Linked Datasets with the
>> voiD
>> Vocabulary' [8] to W3C's Semantic Web Interest Group (SWIG) with the goal
>> to
>> publish it as a W3C Interest Group Note. We appreciate feedback on this
>> draft
>> till 31 Jan 2011 via the 'semantic-web@w3.org' mailing list.
>> 
>> Cheers,
>>       the voiD 'Editors Team':
>>       Keith Alexander, Richard Cyganiak, Michael Hausenblas, Jun Zhao
>> 
>> [1] http://vocab.deri.ie/void/guide/2009-01-29
>> [2]
>> http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/lodcloud/state/#data-set-level-metadata
>> [3] http://semanticweb.org/wiki/VoiD
>> [4] http://groups.google.com/group/void-discussion
>> [5] http://code.google.com/p/void-impl/issues/
>> [6] http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-service-description/
>> [7] http://www.w3.org/2011/govdata/charter
>> [8] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/void/
>> ===
>> 
>> 
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