[auscope-geosciml] Vocabulary files on resource.geosciml.org c.w. in Subversion

Guillaume.Duclaux at csiro.au Guillaume.Duclaux at csiro.au
Wed Aug 31 06:11:50 EDT 2011


Marcus,

The latest '201012' CGI vocabs have now been uploaded into the triple-store.

I first missed your question regarding the content of the responses returned from SVN or the vocab service.

You will still find a difference between the rdf file in the subversion repo<https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/subversion/CGI_CDTGVocabulary/tags/SKOSVocabularies/MappedFeatureObservationMethod201012.rdf> and the resource itself<http://resource.geosciml.org/classifierscheme/cgi/201012/mappedfeatureobservationmethod>.  This is normal.
When requesting in your browser the resource URI, this later is transformed into a SPARQL query by the Vocab service (see the method description here<https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/wiki/Siss/SISSVocWebService#Method_getConceptByURI>). This query returns all information directly associated with the resource.
In the case you describe (mappedfeatureobservationmethod), the URI defines the 'Mapped Feature Observation Method' concept scheme with its direct properties (ie the ontology itself), not the properties of each individual concept present in this ontology.

I believe this is the correct response from the service.

If you wanted a XML file to parse or to visually find a concept within a specified ontology , there is no need to hit the triple-store.
Alternatively you could use Protégé (or TopBraid - this is for Simon) and load the rdf files from the svn repository. Thus, you can navigate the content of the ontologies with all the concepts properties. Unfortunately Protégé isn't capable of navigating URI, so it can't be easily linked to the vocab service.

Cheers

Gilly


On 31/08/2011, at 4:53 PM, Sen, Marcus A. wrote:

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From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au<mailto:auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au> [mailto:auscope-
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1. swe:codespace is byReference only, and it should reference the
MappedFeatureObservationMethod201012.rdf classifierscheme (on the
subversion at
https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/subversion/CGI_CDTGVocabulary/tags/SKOSVoc
abularies).



               <swe:codespace
xlink:href="http://resource.geosciml.org/classifierscheme/cgi/201012/ma
ppedfeatureobservationmethod"/>
Is there a reason the file at http://resource.geosciml.org/classifierscheme/cgi/201012/mappedfeatureobservationmethod is different from the file in Subversion at https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/subversion/CGI_CDTGVocabulary/tags/SKOSVocabularies/MappedFeatureObservationMethod201012.rdf ? The former appears to be a minimal summary of the vocab just listing the concepts that belong to it whereas the latter includes more properties of each concept. Where did the file at http://resource.geosciml.org/classifierscheme/cgi/201012/mappedfeatureobservationmethod come from?

Is the https://www.seegrid.csiro.au/subversion/CGI_CDTGVocabulary/tags/SKOSVocabularies/ directory now *the* place to look for versions of the vocabularies to use in our instance docs?

Marcus

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