Managing vocabularies used for the description of biodiversity resources

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Section 3: a framework for managing vocabularies

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This section will provide recommendations on a KOS architecture for TDWG including technical guidelines and best practices for developing, maintaining and publishing TDWG vocabularies/ontologies.

  • standards
  • best practices
  • architecture
  • application schema

The VoMaG TDWG group will discuss best practice guidelines and routines for declaring TDWG vocabulary standards using the Resource Description Framework (RDF) following the example of the similar principles as exemplified by Darwin Core (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/) and the new Audubon Core (http://terms.gbif.org/wiki/Audubon_Core_Term_List) vocabulary standard.


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The use of the Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) technology for the RDF resources will be explored by VoMaG. Will VoMaG recommend the use of SKOS for declaring vocabulary terminology rather than using the Web Ontology Language (OWL).

Best practices
Will VoMaG recommend the best practice of terminology to be declared using a concept vocabulary (SKOS) for reuse in application schema (such as XML data and XML schema) and ontologies (such as OWL)?

Will VoMaG recommend the Semantic Wiki platform at http://terms.gbif.org/wiki/ as a collaborative environment for the development and documentation of terminology and concept vocabularies? Will the GBIF Resources Repository at http://rs.gbif.org/ provide a useful repository for recommended vocabulary resources and application schema?

Application schema
The GBIF Integrated Data Publishing Toolkit (IPT) reads data schema from the GBIF Resources Repository. 


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