[tdwg-tag] Embedding specimen (and other) annotations in NeXML
hlapp at duke.edu
Sun Feb 22 23:03:34 CET 2009
Hi Roger and everyone else involved in DwC and the core ontology,
in preparation for the upcoming hackathon  here we've worked our
way through a number of use-cases for attaching metadata to data
elements in NeXML  in a way that is semantically defined. The
results are here:
If you can take a critical look specifically at the section on
'Specimens within collections' (http://tinyurl.com/djdby3) that'd be
Specific questions related to that:
1) Is this using DarwinCore in a correct and/or sanctioned way?
2) Is there a TDWG vocabulary (in RDF or OWL) that has a relation for
referring to a specimen record, or are you aware of another one that
3) I could only find the XML schema for DarwinCore. Are there any
plans for (or did I miss the existence of) a corresponding ontology
defined in OWL or RDF, similar Dublin Core (which has a RDF ontology
at http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1 and DCterms ontology at http://purl.org/dc/terms)
4) It wasn't immediately clear how one would use the TDWG core
ontology for doing the same thing in RDF (or OWL) - is this ontology
supposed to be used yet, and are there usage examples, or does someone
have a recommendation for how one would write the same example using
the core ontology?
I know it's a rather tiny subset of DwC that we're using here but
that's only a start and one use-case.
Of course, any other feedback to or suggestions for this or any of the
other stuff on that page is welcome too!
: Hilmar Lapp -:- Durham, NC -:- hlapp at duke dot edu :
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