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homework assignment as interpreted by JAR

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 23:56:43 -0400
Message-Id: <27822C0C-4167-4EDE-AF8F-74CA7B4921F7@creativecommons.org>
To: public-awwsw@w3.org

As promised I've prepared a little ontology that is my attempt to  
continue where Stuart left off - to establish a framework that lets  
you make statements about the nonarbitrariness of resources, such as  
the idea that if at time t there are extant two representations R1 in  
French and R2 in Spanish, and R1 is a favorable review of movie M,  
then R2 should not be a bad review of movie M. In order to do this I  
had to come up with a theory of information resources. I've tried to  
be as faithful as possible to Fielding and Taylor's ICSE paper, which  
is hard because it's not internally consistent, with AWWW, which is  
hard because I don't understand the definitions it gives, and with  
various statements I've heard from Tim.

The ontology (written in OWL and rendered in RDF/XML) is here:


To read it you could use triplr or cwm to convert it to turtle, but a  
better bet is to view it in some ontology viewer such as Protege; I  
used Protege 4. Yes, ideally there would be a nice readable turtle  
version, but the technology I'm using isn't quite there yet.

There's a not very pretty omnigraffle diagram of the approach at


which I will not take the time to prettify now (I don't know why the  
background is gray)
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