I am happy for this offer and like to share some issues with colleagues of mine involved.
I have actually promoted the idea of including GEMET into "the Wicki world" in
an international meeting on environmental terminologies in April in Geneva
(see ECOTERM April workshop) and got very positive feedback
from the colleagues.
I paste this message to the follwing colleagues active around Semantic Web, Ontologies,
Thesaury, Topic Maps, XML, RDF, OASIS ...
- Bernad Vatant at Mondeca www.mondeca.com
- Thomas Bandholtz at http://www.bandholtz.info/index_en.html
- Alistair Miles http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/reports/thes/
(You find here links to
GEMET in SKOS-RDF - which I guess is the terminolgy format of the sematic web)
- Miruna Badescu http://www.finsiel.ro/
is currently building a web service which allows
machines to pick up GEMET content (1st version available later in September)
- Soren Roug at EEA who has integrated some GEMET contenet into
- a multipurpose RDF harvester
Please let us have an exchange on what to do next
From: Gerard Meijssen [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 01 September 2004 11:30
To: Stefan Jensen; wiktionary-l(a)Wikipedia.org; Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales
Subject: Re: intro to - thematic glossaries in Wictionary
Stefan Jensen wrote:
I have subscribed to the Wictionary mailing list but am not in depth following your
discussion. I am just getting the idea that you are adding a botanical glossary.
I have earlier on made an offer to add GEMET into Wictionary (5200 term aroun environemnt
in 20+ languages). It is jsut that I cannot physically do it ...
I take the freedom to forward you a mail >I sent earlier to you guys bur got only
little reply on
Reporting processes and tools
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Thanks for your mail. I am relatively recent on this list, I do not
remember to have seen your mail before.
I am exited about this possibility. By looking at the data it seems to
me that integrating the GEMET data into wiktionary is easier than
integrating the glossary that I have myself. When the glossary is
integrated into a wiktionary, there are some considerations.
# What to do with current wiktionary content.
# Do we create the content in all wiktionaries even when there is no
description for the term in the local language.
# How do we get all wiktionaries ready to easily upload the content.
I have started an article on META,
about integrating the content within wikimedia. Personally I would
rather integrate your data first than my glossary as your dat is more
I think it will be valuable to indicate that GEMET data has GEMET as its
source. For this the category mechanism comes in handy. All words that
are in GEMET, should have a GEMET category.
To enhance the wikimedia experience, for all GEMET keywords for which a
Wikipedia article exists, should have a link to the wikipedia article..