[tdwg-content] New term needs resolution: yearOfPublication

Peter Desmet peter.desmet at umontreal.ca
Thu Jul 14 21:03:39 CEST 2011

yearOfPublication is a very general term name, one I didn't
immediately connect to the publication year of a scientific name. Is
this intentional (in other words, can it be used for the
yearOfPublication of other things?) or should the name be more


On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 09:29, Kevin Richards
<RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz> wrote:
> Ha. I had the same problem - first time I have had it - is there something
> dodgy about goo.gl sort links maybe.
> I got around it by going to unshorten.com and unshortening it.
> Kevin
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Peter Desmet" <peter.desmet at umontreal.ca>
> Date: Wed, Jul 6, 2011 12:46 pm
> Subject: [tdwg-content] New term needs resolution: yearOfPublication
> To: "tuco at berkeley.edu" <tuco at berkeley.edu>
> Cc: "TDWG Content Mailing List" <tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org>
> The shortlink http://goo.gl/8WkJa has been disabled (at least on my
> computer), can you include the full URL to the issue?
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 05:24, John Wieczorek <tuco at berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> Looks like this one is off to a good start. If there is no dissenting
>> opinion in the next 30 days, it looks like it'll be included.
>> On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Peter DeVries <pete.devries at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I have something similar that I use for stating the year the species was
>>> described.
>>> This is useful for sorting by year etc.  So +1
>>> Note the datatype rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#gYear"
>>> From http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ses/v6n7p.html RDF
>>>     <txn:yearDescribed
>>> rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#gYear">1771</txn:yearDescribed>
>>> Ontology
>>>     <!-- http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ontology/txn.owl#yearDescribed -->
>>>     <owl:DatatypeProperty
>>> rdf:about="http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ontology/txn.owl#yearDescribed">
>>>         <rdfs:label
>>> rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#gYear">yearDes
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