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Re: Organization ontology

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:26:19 +0100
To: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C82A82BB.10EDB%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>

Dave,

> We would like to announce the availability of an ontology for
> description of organizational structures including government organizations.

Brilliant! I submitted it now to Sindice [1] and 'registered' the org prefix
in prefix.cc [2] - you might want to support it by voting it up ;)

Cheers,
      Michael

[1] 
http://sindice.com/search?q=domain%3Awww.w3.org+Core+organization+ontology&q
t=term
[2] http://prefix.cc/org

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> From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>
> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 08:50:32 +0100
> To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org"
> <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Organization ontology
> Resent-From: "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 07:51:09 +0000
> 
> We would like to announce the availability of an ontology for
> description of organizational structures including government organizations.
> 
> This was motivated by the needs of the data.gov.uk project. After some
> checking we were unable to find an existing ontology that precisely met
> our needs and so developed this generic core, intended to be extensible
> to particular domains of use.
> 
> The ontology is documented at [1] and some discussion on the
> requirements and design process are at [2].
> 
> W3C have been kind enough to offer to host the ontology within the W3C
> namespace [3]. This does not imply that W3C endorses the ontology, nor
> that it is part of any standards process at this stage. They are simply
> providing a stable place for posterity.
> 
> Any changes to the ontology involving removal of, or modification to,
> existing terms (but not necessarily addition of new terms) will be
> announced to these lists. We suggest that any discussion take place on
> the public-lod list to avoid further cross-posting.
> 
> Dave, Jeni, John
> 
> [1] http://www.epimorphics.com/public/vocabulary/org.html
> [2] 
> http://www.epimorphics.com/web/category/category/developers/organization-ontol
> ogy
> [3] http://www.w3.org/ns/org# (available in RDF/XML, N3, Turtle via
> conneg or append .rdf/.n3/.ttl)
> 
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