OASIS Published Subjects TC

The original Call For Participation for this TC may be found at http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/200109/msg00001.html

The charter for this TC was modified on 21 October 2004 as minuted http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/tm-pubsubj/download.php/9956/min110104.html

The charter for this TC is as follows.


OASIS Published Subjects Technical Committee

Statement of Purpose

This Technical Committee is set forth to promote the use of Published Subjects [1] by specifying recommendations, requirements and best practices, for their definition, management and application.

This includes recommendations and requirements for:

  • Definition of Published Subjects
    • Format/Syntax/Notation/Grammar
    • Domain Identification
    • Support for Communication Across Natural Language Barriers
    • Defining the Mediation Between Different Community Ontologies or Namespaces
    • Documentation
  • Management of Published Subjects
    • Registration/Repository and Online Publication Process
    • Organizational Liason (e.g., liaison with ISO 3166 maintainer, FAO authority, etc.)
    • Update Frequency (e.g., how often the topic maps are updated)
    • Registration Authority
  • Application of Published Subjects
    • Examples Indicating Correct Usage
    • Use of Published Subjects to Mediate Between Ontologies

The TC will produce three Technical Reports, each focused upon one of the areas above. Applications include, but are not limited to the Semantic Web, Distributed Ontologies, Unified Classification Systems, Business Processes, Workflow, Search and Retrieval Tools, Knowledge Management, Diplomatic Communication, Cultural Dialogue, and various other disciplines and functions.

List of Deliverables

  • Published Subjects TC Requirements Document (Nov 2001)
  • Recommendations, Requirements and Best Practices for the Definition of Published Subjects (Mar 2001)
  • Recommendations, Requirements and Best Practices for the Management of Published Subjects (May 2002)
  • Recommendations, Requirements and Best Practices for the Usage of Published Subjects (Aug 2002)