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UMBEL Annex B: Historical UMBEL Documentation

UMBEL Annex Document - 20 April 2015

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Version
Version No.: 1.20
Volume
TR 12-5-21-B
Authors
Michael Bergman - Structured Dynamics
Frédérick Giasson - Structured Dynamics

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UMBEL: Upper Mapping and Binding Exchange Layer by Structured Dynamics LLC is provided under the
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. See the attribution section for how to cite the effort.

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Copyright © 2009-2015 by Structured Dynamics LLC.

Beginning with UMBEL version 1.20, statistics regarding numbers of reference concepts (RCs) in the ontology and splits between SuperTypes (STs) and modules have been moved to the statistics Annex Z document. As a result, earlier statistics in this and other annexes are no longer being updated, which means any statistics cited below may be out of date. Please consult Annex Z for the current UMBEL statistics.
As of version 0.80, 'Reference Concept' (RefConcept) has replaced the notion of 'Subject Concept' (SubjectConcept). Historical documentation may still use the older term and some use is kept in current documentation for continuity reasons. Please treat the two terms as synonomous.

Versions History

  • Version 1.20 - April 20, 2015 (CURRENT VERSION)
  • Version 1.10 - September 9, 2014
  • Version 1.05 - May 21, 2012
  • Version 1.00 - February 10, 2011
  • Version 0.80 - November 15, 2010
  • Version 0.72 - August 21, 2009
  • Version 0.71 - September 3, 2008
  • Version 0.70 - July 16, 2008 (first public release)

Note that some interim versions between version 1.00 and 1.05 were deemed inadequate for public release.

Version Documentation

The UMBEL Specification is updated each release; the annexes have this release history:

The Specification also provides a running changelog of changes per version.

UMBEL v. 1.20

An Attributes Ontology was added to the system, plus many other structural enhancements and cleanup, including the addition of The Entities and Attributes SuperTypes and modules. See Annex L.

UMBEL v. 1.10

A progammatic way to build the UMBEL ontology using the Annex K: UMBEL Generator was added to the project. This reulted in much clean up and satisfiability of the system.

UMBEL v. 1.05

UMBEL reference concepts were split into two modules: core and Geo. Mappings were added to schema.org; see Annex I. Mappings were added to the GeoNames geographic ontology; see Annex J.

UMBEL v. 1.00

Significant changes occurred in the transition to version 1.00. The extent of these changes was such as to warrant the creation of a separate annex to describe them. See Annex H: Version 1.00 Changes.

UMBEL v. 0.72 and Prior

The UMBEL ontology namespace is http://umbel.org/ns/ (see Vol. 2 of the Ontology Documentation for access instructions).

Ontology Documentation

The UMBEL ontology is documented in two volumes:

Ontology Files

  • umbel.n3 – describes all of the classes and properties created for the UMBEL Ontology; that is, the basic UMBEL vocabulary and formal specification
  • umbel_external_ontologies_linkage.n3 – links between UMBEL subject concepts and external ontologies classes
  • external ontologies – access to specific external ontologies files linked to UMBEL subject concepts

Named Entities Instances Files

  • These files are no longer distributed.

DBpedia Linkage Files

  • These files are no longer distributed.

Cytoscape Files

Please note that Appendix G in Distilling Subject Concepts from OpenCyc, Vol. 3: Appendices, TR 08-07-16-B3, provides installation and use tips for Cytoscape, the open source program used for much of the large-scale UMBEL visualization and analysis. Here are the two input files:

  • umbel_cytoscape_v072.zip – lists all the nodes and arcs to import into Cytoscape to visualize the UMBEL graph and a pre-prepared input file to Cytoscape.

Other Technical Documentation

The UMBEL ontology documentation is accompanied by a three-volume series describing the selection and vetting of UMBEL's 20,000 subject concepts from OpenCyc. These three volumes are:

The two key volumes for explanation of the initial UMBEL project and build process are UMBEL Ontology, Vol. 1: Technical Documentation and Distilling Subject Concepts from OpenCyc, Vol. 1: Overview and Methodology.

The two complete references to all archived files and access procedures in the UMBEL project prior to version 0.72 are UMBEL Ontology, Vol. 2: Subject Concepts and Named Entities Instantiation and Distilling Subject Concepts from OpenCyc, Vol. 2: Files Documentation.

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