[tdwg-content] RDF list of terms as organized in the dwc-assistant?

Matt Yoder diapriid at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 03:48:16 CET 2016

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the endpoint, I will have to play with it.  I think that I
have returned, for practical purposes, the same set of results by
parsing http://rs.gbif.org/core/dwc_occurrence_2015-07-02.xml.   Your
concluding observations are right on point.  I want something more-
the sets present in the assistant, available as some resource
endpoint. I want to automatically generate Ruby constants, Rails
migrations, rspec validators and more via a more or less self-updating
 Ruby gem.  This let's me replicate the functionality in the assistant
in a back end without having to guess what I should cover.

It would seem that if the assistant is a best practice (and first step
for many) towards getting others to using DWCAs then the metadata that
drives that assistant should be available as a meta-standard of sorts?
Is the source code to the assistant available somewhere?


> I'm not sure that this query will actually do what you want, since the terms
> in the various dropdowns in the DwC-A Assistant aren't strictly those whose
> dwcattributes:organizedInClass properties have values that are the dropdown
> category.  Also, the various extensions aren't there.  But your question is
> a kind of use case that TDWG should think about supporting for
> "enhancements" [2] to the basic DwC term vocabulary.
> Steve
> [1] https://github.com/tdwg/vocab/blob/master/documentation-specification.md
> [2] see Section 4 (Vocabulary enhancements) of
> https://github.com/tdwg/vocab/blob/master/maintenance-specification.md
> Matt Yoder wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I was wondering if there is an RDF document like
>> https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/blob/master/rdf/dwcterms.rdf that had
>> something like the dwcattributes:organizedInClass therein such that I
>> could query it to return terms as organized in the dwca-assistant
>> (http://tools.gbif.org/dwca-assistant/)?
>> In other words I want to return all terms under Core::Occurence,
>> Core::Taxon, Core::Extensions::Foo etc.
>> Thanks for your time,
>> Matt
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