[tdwg] Biological Taxonomy Vocabulary 0.1

Kevin Richards RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz
Wed Jun 4 00:02:46 CEST 2008

What was his concerns with the various schemas already available?  TDWG schemas , LSID vocabs, etc?
If I understand it correctly, here is some rdf for his simple example using the LSID vocabs RDF (http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAG/LsidVocs) :

<rdf:RDF xmlns:tn="http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName#" 
    xmlns:owl ="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#"
    xmlns:rdf ="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"

    <foaf:Person rdf:about="http://tobyinkster.co.uk/~tobyink/">
        <foaf:name>Toby Inkster</foaf:name>
        <tn:nameComplete>Amanita abrupta</tn:nameComplete>    
Am I missing something?
Also, his lack of interest in using Unique Identifiers is disconcerting.

>>> Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> 28/05/2008 8:40 a.m. >>>

A friend writes:

        Unable to find a vocabulary that was satisfactory for my needs,
        I've put together a simple vocabulary for biological taxonomy.
        The idea is to make it powerful enough to cover 80% of use
        cases, but still simple for most non-expert biologists to use.

        Namespace and spec is:


You can read his full post, and subsequent discussion, at:


        (aka <http://tinyurl.com/575w25>)

(Also posted to ttaxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu)

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