Over the years we’ve been engaged in a number of discussions in which the ‘readability’ of URIs was raised, either as an issue with non-readable URIs or as a requirement in new URI schemes. At the Registry, we understand and are sensitive to the desire for human readability in URIs. However embedding a language-specific label [...]
Articles in category 'Controlled Vocabularies'
A prerequisite for the registering of our terms in the NSDL Registry and one of the greatest challenges for the German National Library at the moment is the translation of the RDA elements and vocabularies. Since bibliographic description is executed with a highly specialised vocabulary, we are finding that the process of pinpointing the appropriate [...]
We’ve been thinking for some time about how to implement multi-lingual (and multi-script) vocabularies in the Registry. Some Registry users have been experimenting with language and script capability for some time (see Daniel Lovins’ Sandbox Hebrew GMD’s). But it was really when we started working with the RDA vocabularies that we got serious about multi-linguality. [...]
Bob DuCharme is taking a course and is pleased to find a standard that defines taxonomy, quoting from the ANSI/NISO Z39.19 standard, Guidelines for the Construction, Format, and Management of Monolingual Controlled Vocabularies, and discussing the various classes of controlled vocabulary. Well worth reading… What is a taxonomy? – bobdc.blog I’ve described ontologies to people [...]
Building any kind of functioning service requires an initial assemblage of assumptions. Who’s the user? What do they expect in the way of service and interaction? Where do we start to engage them in the enterprise? I’ve always been a strong believer in diverse work teams, with a variety of backgrounds and experience brought to [...]
What does cooking have to do with registries? Quite a lot, as it turns out. In this first guest appearance, Tom Baker describes the “cookbook” drafted by Alistair Miles that enables Apache HTTP servers to provide different responses for serving RDFS/OWL vocabularies, depending on the nature of the requestor.
It was gratifying to see at the NSDL Registry stakeholders meeting yesterday afternoon, that our initial feeling that this was the RIGHT time for a metadata registry was confirmed.
There was an interesting discussion at lunch about SKOS and I finally had something click about the taxonomy of terms for ontologies. Yeah, yeah I know, but give me a second… It seems to me that it goes like this: 1. In the beginng was a controlled vocabulary, and it was good, but it was [...]