[tdwg-content] most GUIDs/URIs for names/taxon stuff not ready for prime time
steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Thu Jan 6 16:22:06 CET 2011
Peter DeVries wrote:
> that was used to generate the UUID. Until some other useful linked
> information is added to the RDF, there doesn't seem to be much
> in pointing a semantic client to the URI over just using a string
> literal for the name.
> Yes, this is one reason this part of the GNI is still experimental,
> but the idea is that these can be further developed to expose RDF that
> 1) Indicates what contributing databases contain that namestring
> 2) Links to the resolution group which contains all the variations of
> that name string (It might make the most sense to have the linkto's there)
> 3) These will then be tied to various types of TaxonConcepts, TNU's etc.
> I can't speak for the GNI or GNA but my understanding is that the
> initial goal is to get all the names used into one very large repository.
Good luck, I'll stay tuned. But I stick with my assessment of "not
currently ready for prime time".
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