[tdwg-content] dwc:associatedOccurrences

Mark Wilden mark at mwilden.com
Tue Aug 24 16:07:35 CEST 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 6:24 AM, John Wieczorek <tuco at berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Note that associatedOccurrences is one of the several terms that are meant
> to allow lists of relationships between resources to be captured in a single
> field. Others include associatedMedia, associatedReferences,
> associatedSequnces, and associatedTaxa. The main purposes of these fields is
> to provide a mechanism to share relationship information in a flat
> application profile such as the Simple Darwin Core
> (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/simple/index.htm). If an application profile
> isn't constrained by being flat, then there is a much more robust way to
> capture relationships, using the ResourceRelationship class and it's
> constituent terms (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#relindex).

However, the values of the description of the relationship
(http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/index.htm#relationshipOfResource) are
not controlled, so this still doesn't provide a "community-defined"
vocabulary that Bob was asking about.

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Center for Applied Biodiversity Informatics
California Academy of Sciences

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