[tdwg-content] W3C best practices for publishing RDF vocabularies

Jim Balhoff balhoff at nescent.org
Sat May 12 16:06:02 CEST 2012

A very convenient solution, which I think meets the best practices described in this document, is to have your ontology included in Ontobee: 


If you set up the term identifiers to redirect to Ontobee (e.g by using PURLs), then an RDF document describing the term (without including the entire ontology) will be returned to the requestor. For example, "antenna" from HAO:


If you "View source" you will see the RDF.

- Jim

On May 12, 2012, at 12:40 AM, Bob Morris wrote:

> http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-vocab-pub/
> Although it is 4 years old, I don't recall having seen this before.
> Sorry for duplication if it is already on the radar of the tdwg rdf
> best practices task group.
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