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

Markus Döring m.doering at mac.com
Tue Nov 29 13:22:47 CET 2016

Hi everyone,
the assistant (and also the GBIF dwca validator & IPT) makes use of the term groups defined in the xml dwca extension definitions which are hand crafted. 
E.g. for occurrence terms this one:
http://rs.gbif.org/core/dwc_occurrence_2015-07-02.xml <http://rs.gbif.org/core/dwc_occurrence_2015-07-02.xml>

There is no rdf version of that I am afraid. 
But we could probably generate an RDF view if that is sth useful.


> On 29 Nov 2016, at 12:06, Matthew Blissett <mblissett at gbif.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not sure the DWCA assistant is a best practice, but I don't know of anything better for the job.  The source code is here: https://github.com/gbif/gbif-meta-maker
> When it loads, it retrieves the list of extensions from here: http://gbrds.gbif.org/registry/extensions.json . This is also used by the GBIF IPT.  We have a regular cron job keeping it up to date.
> Hope that helps,
> Matt
> On 29/11/16 03:48, Matt Yoder wrote:
>> 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?
>> Thanks,
>> Matt
>>> 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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