Resource Maps Encoded in POWDER

Following right on from yesterday’s post on ORE and POWDER, I’ve attempted to map the worked examples in the ORE User Guide for RDF/XML (specifically Sect. 3) to POWDER to show that POWDER can be used to model ORE, see

Resource Maps Encoded in POWDER

(A full explanation for each example is given in the RDF/XML Guide, Sect. 3 which should be consulted.)
This could just all be sheer doolally or might possibly turn out to have a modicum of instructional value – I don’t know. (It would be real good to get some feedback here.) There are, however, a couple points to note in mapping ORE to POWDER:

  1. The POWDER form is actually more long-winded because it splits the RDF triples into subject and predicate/object divisions, with the first listed within an <iriset> and the second within a <descriptorset>. The net effect, however, may be somewhat cleaner since POWDER uses a simple XML format rather than RDF/XML.
  2. POWDER only supports simple object types (literals or resources) so the blank nodes in the RDF/XML examples for <dcterms:creator> cannot be mapped as such. I have chosen here to use either <foaf:name> or <foaf:page> value.
  3. Likewise, and as far as I am aware, POWDER does not support datatyping but I could be wrong on this. I have thus dropped the datatypes on <dcterms:created> and <dcterms:modified>.

This is a fairly naïve mapping. POWDER’s real strength comes in defining groups of resources with its powerful pattern matching capabilities, whereas here I am using a named single resource in each <iriset> through the <includeresource> element. I think, though, this does show how the abstract ORE data model can be serialized in yet another format.

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  1. Oops!
    I ran the examples though the POWDER Validator and needed to fix a couple things:

    • Changed <creator> to <issuedby> tag. (What was I thinking?)
    • Added rdfs: namespace for the <rdfs:seeAlso> properties. (Note these could have been added as <seealso> undder the default wdr: namespace but that would have meant changing the attribute from rdf:resource to src.)
    • Removed redundant foaf: namespace.

    These changes have been added to the mapping document and to the source POWDER files.

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