Where should AAC-created vocabularies be hosted?

Priority 3, Best Practice Established

Problem Statement:

As part of the AAC work, we may create a collection of LOD URIs to describe AAC-specific concepts. At what URL will these be hosted, and how will they be documented?

Best Practice:

Our current practice is to avoid creating LOD URIs for the AAC if at all possible. If and when we determine that we need to reference a concept that we have been unable to locate an existing URI for, we will discuss with the Getty AAT to determine if that concept is appropriate for that thesaurus.

If it is decided that the term is inappropriate, we will identify an AAC partner willing to host that term as part of their internal vocabulary, and reconcile our use of that term to that URI.

During the development of the AAC, it is acceptable to use placeholder terms with AAC urls, knowing that these will have to be removed before the project is complete.

Discussion:

(from conference call, 9/28/2016)

Vocabularies that are not currently available externally?

  • Manage ourselves? Or provide to Getty to incorporate into AAT?
  • For types and other kinds of contextual terms
  • RS: Terms for predicates rather than terms for classes?

DECISION:

  • Longer-term: EF / RS: Ask for this from the Getty? YES
  • Short-term: Batch up the terms into a simple file to be matched. Hold the terms under an AAC URL, recognizing they will need to change as a batch late in the project, when Getty (or someone) is able to receive them.

Reference:

Linked Open Data FAQs

Defining Types

How do I specify types for entities?
Priority 1
✔ Best Practice Established
How do I specify types for predicates?
Priority 1
✔ Best Practice Established
What existing extensions to the CIDOC-CRM should I use?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established

Defining URL Structures

What URL should I use for unknown Actors?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established
What is the root URL for each AAC Partner?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established
What is returned when a URL is dereferenced?
Priority 3
✔ Best Practice Established
Which ID is most appropriate for URL construction?
Priority 3
✔ Best Practice Established

Labeling

What are best practices for modeling text strings?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established
What is best practice for labeling external authorities?
Priority 3
✔ Best Practice Established
How do I handle strings in languages other than english?
Priority 4
✔ Best Practice Established

Modeling

How do I handle complexity in knowledge representation?
Priority 1
✔ Best Practice Established
How do I model lists of entities or multiple values?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established
How should I model parts of Actor names?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established

Reconciliation

How do I reconcile objects to authorities?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established
Which entity should I link to in an authority file?
Priority 2
✔ Best Practice Established

Triplestores, RDF, and Inferencing

Which namespace should I use for the CIDOC CRM as LOD?
Priority 1
✔ Best Practice Established
How do I create an RDF representation of an entity?
Priority 3
✔ Best Practice Established
Where should AAC-created vocabularies be hosted?
Priority 3
✔ Best Practice Established
What serialization of RDF should I publish?
Priority 4
✔ Best Practice Established