[tdwg-spm] SPM session at TDWG Conference

Eamonn O Tuama eotuama at gbif.org
Wed Jul 4 08:52:29 CEST 2007

Thanks, Bob. I think this could be very informative in helping people get to
grips with RDf and SPM. I'll add you to the list.

Best regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Morris [mailto:morris.bob at gmail.com] 
Sent: 03 July 2007 18:05
To: Eamonn O Tuama
Cc: tdwg-spm at lists.tdwg.org
Subject: Re: [tdwg-spm] SPM session at TDWG Conference

I can give a little demo of how Protege and Altova SemanticWorks can
help one come to terms (pun intended) with SPM. An abstract might be
something like this:

Coming to Terms with SPM/RDF.
Although the ultimate point is to generate SPM programmatically, the
use of tools like Protege and Altova SemanticWorks can ease the
learning burden, and of course serve as a debugging aid, if properly
configured. I  will discuss, with demonstration, how I used these
tools to come to terms with SPM.

Actually, someone should probably give a survey of tools at least by
name and function, and it should be on the wiki in advance. But a
stroll through Protege and SemanticWorks after such a talk would
warrant 15 minutes, I think.


On 7/3/07, Eamonn O Tuama <eotuama at gbif.org> wrote:
> Hello there,
> As you probably know, TDWG are devoting a special session to the Species
> Profile Model at the upcoming Bratislava conference. It is scheduled for
> 08.30 to 10.00 on Wed 19 Sept and we hope to fill the slot with up to six
> short (10-15 min) presentations. Marcus has already agreed to talk about
> modelling aspects of SPM on which he has been working (see the wiki  for
> more info: http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/SPM/InstanceExamples).
> You are invited to make suggestions for contributions to this session. Any
> aspect can be considered - vocabularies, use cases, relationship to other
> species profile schemas, etc. Or do you know of a potential contribution
> from another TDWG member outside this immediate subtask group? I intend to
> mail a request for contributions to the wider TDWG community later in the
> week but, in the meantime, would welcome your input.
> Best regards,
> Éamonn
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Robert A. Morris
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