TeD-T: new export with individual links

18 May 2016

Dear Gary, dear all,
So far, it was not possible to have a stable link to any individual term
definition in the TeD-T wiki. Beside the PDF and RDF export, there is
now a third export format. This is simple HTML, but it has the advantage
of containing internal anchors to any single term *and* any definition
of it:
On the top, you will find colored buttons which are linking a) to any
term (brown) and b) extra buttons for any definition (green). So it is
now possible to access "Active collection" as a whole:
In addition to linking to the wole term, you can jump via link directly
to any definition of that term:
Dr. Thomas Zastrow
Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)
Gießenbachstr. 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany
Tel +49-89-3299-1457

  • Raphael Ritz's picture

    Author: Raphael Ritz

    Date: 18 May, 2016

    Thanks Tom.
    And to stress the obvious:
    This now makes it possible to refer to individual definitions
    via unique URLs and - if we want that - assign handles/PIDs
    to those definitions.
    Also, as the naming 'export' suggests, this is a static HTML
    representation of the current content of the tool. There is
    no coupling meaning content can further evolve on the
    tool without this export changing.
    On the other hand it is of course possible to create further
    snapshots like this later on thereby making "vocabulary
    releases" as we envisioned early on.
    With respect to the efforts to cast TeD-T's content into SKOS
    this is to be seen complementary. The difficulty I'm still seeing
    when trying to export TeD-T's content as SKOS is that in
    TeD-T we've adopted a "term-centric" approach whereas
    SKOS requires a concept centered view. It is still not clear to
    me how we should deal with cases where we have multiple
    definitions which typically hints at the fact that such a term
    is used to refer to different concepts but then that's not necessarily
    always the case. So for this I'm afraid we need to invest more
    thinking and clarification in order to proceed.
    Happy to present and discuss this in Nottingham.

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