[seek-kr-sms] [Fwd: Re: [Tdwg-guid] Which TCS/RDF?]

Matt Jones jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Tue Sep 26 09:20:12 PDT 2006

Hi Jessie,

I don't know if you've been following the conversation regarding the 
representation of TCS in OWL that has been happening on the TDWG-GUID 
mailing list, but I think we need to get ahold of this one and suggest 
an approach.  The people in SEEK who created TCS are probably among the 
best to refactor it into OWL, especially with our knowledge of how OBOE 
is structured as well.  Given that there are several competing versions 
of TCS in OWL floating around (one created by Dave Thau I believe), we 
should be prepared at TDWG in a couple of weeks to help resolve the 
issue.  Based on the mood at GBIF, it seems that everyone will skip 
using the XML representation of TCS altogether and start with an OWL/RDF 
version -- if this is the case, we should be sure we are happy with it.

Thoughts?  I think SEEK-Taxon should discuss this before TDWG?  Are 
there conference call plans in the near future?


PS I have changed my plans and am no longer attending TDWG.  Instead, I 
think Josh Madin, the principal architect of OBOE, will be attending, so 
he'll be able to help with the OWL/OBOE linkages.
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