[tdwg-tag] RDF/OWL Good Practices Task Group

joel sachs jsachs at csee.umbc.edu
Mon Sep 26 19:47:20 CEST 2011


It's a shame you won't be able to attend. Please share the questions that 
you have here:

Anyone else with specific (or general) questions that they've been saving 
up are also invited to contribute them. These questions will help us to 
craft the agenda for the kickoff meeting and subsequent discussion and document 


On Tue, 20 Sep 2011, Richardson, Ben wrote:

> Joel,
> This is great. I'd been wanting to ask a set of questions around this very subject. My travel request was refused, but I'll tune in as much as I can from here.
> Cheers,
> Ben
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> Subject: [tdwg-tag] RDF/OWL Good Practices Task Group
> Greetings everyone,
> After some back and forth amongst Steve Baskauf, myself, Greg Whitbread,
> and the executive, we've decided to move forward with an RDF/OWL task
> group, convened under the TAG. Our task will be to deliver a document
> comprising
> i. use cases and competency questions;
> ii. well documented examples of addressing those use cases via rdf and
> sparql; and
> iii. discussion of advantages and disadvantages of the approaches
> illustrated by the examples.
> Our draft charter is at
> http://code.google.com/p/tdwg-rdf/wiki/CharterOfTG
> and we welcome comments, suggestions, and better ideas. One area where
> we're still open is the question of whether or not our deliverable should
> be an official Best Current Practice document [1]. The charter reflects
> our current feeling that it should not. After we deliver our "book of use
> cases and examples", options would include being re-chartered by the TAG
> to produce a best practices document, spinning off as a "Semantic Web
> Interest Group", or disbanding (either in triumph or despair).
> When we were planning to convene as an Interest Group, several of you
> accepted our invitation to serve as core members, and we hope that
> convening as a Task Group does not change your willingness to do so. If
> you would like to be a core member of the group, and we haven't yet
> contacted you, there's a good chance that we will. But don't wait! Feel
> free to volunteer for core membership. (And recall that you don't have to
> be a "core member to" contribute.)
> In regards timeline, I'd like to incorporate any feedback we receive, and
> submit the charter to the executive at the end of this week, in hopes of
> being chartered by New Orleans.
> Many thanks!
> Joel.
> 1. http://www.tdwg.org/standards/status-and-categories/
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