[Om] Adopting the VoCamp idea? (Meeting series for creating lightweight vocabularies)
paul at activemath.org
Tue Sep 30 05:14:09 CEST 2008
you need to explain the differences and technicalities here!
I tend to misconsider groups that name their subjects vocabularies
since they generally represent the "ontology-is-too-complex" camp
which uses this argument to avoid standardization in many respects.
(look at http://www.eurydice.org/ for example).
Some better impressions?
Le 29-sept.-08 à 15:46, Christoph LANGE a écrit :
> Dear OpenMath users/developers,
> I recently became aware of the existence of a new event series called
> VoCamp (http://vocamp.org), where people meet to create lightweight
> vocabularies and ontologies. Maybe that would be a good thing to
> have in the
> OpenMath world as well. VoCamp originates in the semantic web, but
> except for
> a different terminology their ideas are quite related to ours. What
> would you
> think about having a, let's say, CDCamp -- an event where the
> community meet
> to create OpenMath CDs? (See below for more details)
> What do you think about that? Maybe we should even jump on the
> VoCamp wagon,
> as they already have a community portal and some guidelines
> (http://vocamp.org/wiki/Best_Practices) -- semantic-web biased at
> the moment,
> but that can be generalised.
> Quoting from http://vocamp.org/wiki/WhatIsVoCamp:
>> Continued growth of the Web of Data/Semantic Web is heavily
>> dependent on the
>> availability of vocabularies/ontologies that can be used to publish
> I'm pretty sure the same holds for the availability of CDs, and we
> in the
> OpenMath community are not only restricted to publishing data, of
>> While a number of key vocabularies are in widespread use, there are
>> many areas with little or no vocabulary coverage, hindering the
>> ability to
>> publish data in these domains.
> And, e.g. judging from the Matrix CD discussion on the OM3 list, I
> think there
> are many OpenMath users out there who have created their own CDs the
> could use but just doesn't know.
>> VoCamp is a series (hopefully) of informal events where people can
>> some dedicated time creating lightweight vocabularies/ontologies
>> for the
>> Semantic Web/Web of Data. The emphasis of the event(s) is not on
>> the perfect ontology in a particular domain, but on creating vocabs
>> that are
>> good enough for people to start using for publishing data on the
>> Web. The
>> intention is to follow a "paper first, laptops second" format,
>> where the
>> modelling is done initially on paper and only later committed to
> Sounds reasonable to get a first seed, which would be refined later.
> Christoph Lange, DERI Galway/Jacobs Univ. Bremen, http://kwarc.info/clange
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