Vocabularies Release 0.90; WD 1.0 imminent
norman at astro.gla.ac.uk
Thu Feb 14 10:26:04 PST 2008
Rick and Andrea, hello.
On 2008 Feb 14, at 09:20, Frederic V. Hessman wrote:
>> UCD is widely used in the VO and represents the most important
>> current vocabulary to which many other vocabularies are going to
>> want to link. For this reason alone, there MUST be a SKOS version.
No objection from me. If you can think of some use-case text that
could sit alongside the list in <http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/norman/ivoa/vocabularies/vocabularies-0.90.xhtml#usecases
>, then the document would surely be improved.
> However, Norman points out correctly, that this version must be
> maintained, and the only real option is that the UCD working group
> do it.
> I agree. As chairman of the UCD-sci group, in charge of the
> maintenance of the UCD list, I think that this group can take the
> charge of maintaining both the unformatted plain list AND the
> skosified one
> I interpreted your enthusiasm as a helpful and needed impetus to get
> on with the process of providing a basis-vocabulary soon after the
> proposal is accepted.
No problem -- I suppose it retrospectively illustrates the value of a
clearly articulated issues list!
> FIVE, since A&A, AOIM, UCD1, IAU-93 and constellations will be
> finished and immediately useable. IVOAT should be mentioned, but
> as work-in-progress and hence different.
I suppose that, depending on the precise timing, it might be worth
including a snapshot in the Vocabularies standard, but I'll leave that
up to you when we get to PR stage.
> Obviously, A&A should be ultimately maintained by A&A, AOIM by the
> informal outreach group, UCD by the UCD working group, and the
> document should make this very clear.
I've added a little text which might clarify this.
> We should be able to get IAU-93 into a form which represents ALL of
> the Shobrook&Shobrook content, in which case the vocabulary is - by
> definition - normative and finished. Should we find some minor
> errors, I'm sure we can find someone to make sure it's corrected,
> well-documented, and put back into the IVOA's (still unknown!!!)
> vocabulary collection.
Alasdair added the IAU-93 vocabulary to the collection in the
repository, and he and I have adjusted the SKOSification a little
since then, but it'll be distributed without semantic changes.
> I think the issue on maintenance is closed.
Agreed, and I've updated the issues list accordingly.
> Coming to the draft, I think we are now too cautious in setting the
> to .04, as we were too optimistics calling the very first version
> 1.0 !!!
> It is time to officially present to the WG the Vocabularies document
> WD v1.0
> Do you agree? If so, I'll send an edited v1.0 to the doc repository.
I've released a 0.90 (with a big minor-version-number hike which will
please Rob!). I can't upload it to the wiki because www.ivoa.net
seems to be ignoring me. I'll keep trying, though.
There are still a few yellow-marked TODOs in there, but they can be
resolved during the WD process.
So if all the editors are happy, and if no-one else shouts very
promptly, I'll make a 1.0 release and hand the tarball over to Andrea
All the best,
Norman Gray : http://nxg.me.uk
eurovotech.org : University of Leicester
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