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Re: Organization ontology

From: Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:49:57 +1000
Message-Id: <F099A2B7-E2BB-4BF4-9CFE-2155AF214605@e-beer.net.au>
To: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Stuart A. Yeates" <syeates@gmail.com>, Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Cool! Let me know when that's ready. End of the week ok? ;P lol

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On 02/06/2010, at 15:47, Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Or, in the U.S. we could just partition a new web with top level  
> domains reflective of the agencies and departments financed by our  
> tax dollars.  Open Gov!
>
> Michael A. Norton
>
>
>
> From: Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>
> To: Stuart A. Yeates <syeates@gmail.com>
> Cc: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>; Linked Data  
> community <public-lod@w3.org>; "public-egov-ig@w3.org" <public-egov-ig@w3.org 
> >
> Sent: Tue, June 1, 2010 10:22:12 PM
> Subject: Re: Organization ontology
>
> Good point!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 02/06/2010, at 15:06, "Stuart A. Yeates" <syeates@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Dave Reynolds
> > <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com> wrote:
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.epimorphics.com/public/vocabulary/org.html
> >
> > I think this is great, but I'm a little worried that a number of
> > Western (and specifically Westminister) assumptions may have been
> > built into it.
> >
> > What would be great would be to see a handful of different
> > organisations (or portions of them) from different traditions
> > modelled. Maybe:
> > * The tripartite system at the top of US government, which seems
> > pretty complex to me, with former Presidents apparently retaining  
> some
> > control after they leave office
> > * The governance model of the Vatican City and Catholic Church
> > * The Asian royalty model, in which an informal royalty commonly
> > appears to sit above a formal constitution
> >
> > cheers
> > stuart
> >
>
>
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