Re: New SIMILE website layout

From: Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 13:00:49 -0400

Butler, Mark H (Labs Bristol) wrote:
> Hi Stefano,
> I've been looking at the new SIMILE website layout. There is another
> report you can add to the list of reports,
> Review of existing tools for working with schemas, metadata, and
> thesauri
> Gilbert, John; Butler, Mark H.
> HPL-2003-218
> Keyword(s): SIMILE; RDF; semantic web; schemas; ontologies; thesauri
> Abstract: SIMILE, a joint project between HP, MIT Libraries and the W3C,
> is investigating applying Semantic Web tools, such as RDF (Resource
> Definition Framework) and associated schema languages, to the problem of
> dealing with heterogeneous metadata. Currently creating schemas involves
> writing them by hand using a text editor. As one of the aims of SIMILE
> is to simplify the deployment of heterogeneous data, it is desirable to
> investigate the applicability of schema authoring tools that reduce the
> need for expert knowledge and the risk of schema errors. This report
> reviews existing applications that support the creation of metadata
> schemas and graphical user interfaces for entering instance data based
> on those definitions. It also compares and contrasts these applications
> with existing applications used for the creation of thesauri, which have
> many similarities with schemas and ontologies.

Adding it, thanks!

I will also point to the HP report directly.

> You might also want to list the reports in reverse chronological order
> if you are concerned about people looking at out of date material first.

Good point, will do.

Stefano Mazzocchi
Research Scientist                 Digital Libraries Research Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology            location: E25-131C
77 Massachusetts Ave                   telephone: +1 (617) 253-1096
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307              email: stefanom at mit . edu
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