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My World

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:56:21 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <780283.49474.qm@web112617.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Michael Norton was kind enough to send me an XSLT transform for the Spookville Top Concepts.  So, having an innocent bystander to blame it on, I liberated it from the confines of legitimate ownership, linked and posted it ...


The xml is in this same directory as ./my-world.xml and the transform as well as ./my-world-rdfa.xsl

The GRDDL extract is there as my-world.rdf  The issue date and report temporal coverage period are taken from the data set, the rest of the header metadata is hard coded.  You are supposed to know how to fix that :o) 

--- On Mon, 10/11/10, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
> Subject: 
> To: "Hans Overbeek" <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
> Cc: "DCMI Government Community" <DC-GOVERNMENT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>, dutchsemweb-l@few.vu.nl
> Date: Monday, October 11, 2010, 4:45 PM
> Hi Hans et. al.,
> I've been working on a modular template system for issuance
> of Government (Statistical) reports.  My thinking is
> that if the Semantic Web will someday rule the world, it
> will be an interoperability problem like no other.
> I was very impressed with OWMS and used the Netherlands as
> an example.  I am also very impressed by the amount of
> factual information in the US CIA's World Factbook and the
> amount of classification information available in the UN
> LOCODE data base.  What is missing is a common
> wrapper.  I call this wrapper "Spookville" (in honor of
> the CIA).
> Spookville is a SKOS Collection of Governments - looking
> suspiciously like the real thing, with Provinces, States,
> etc.. To integrate Trade Data into the Government scheme one
> has to make some minor adjustments to the codes used and you
> have to make a conceptual adjustment with Time too.
> There are three example files posted:
> [1] sv.xml This is an XML data base.  It is the Top
> Level Concepts (Governments) plus one (International
> Waters).
> [2] eu.xml This is an extension to subdivisions of only the
> EU Member Governments (and Candidates).
> [3] nl.xml The Kingdom of the Netherlands only. Provinces
> plus Aruba and the Antillies.
> In theory, the SKOS is modular, that is nl.xml fits in
> eu.xml which fits in sv.xml.  In practice, the people
> in Amsterdam (Capital) forget about Aruba and the people in
> The Hague (Seat of Government) wish they could forget about
> Amsterdam and Aruba, I expect.  This is where the "Open
> World Assumption" can get out of control, because of the
> many Vocabulary Encoding Schemes used.
> In any case, have a look and if you have any suggestions I
> would like to hear them.
> --Gannon
> [1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/sv.xml
> [2] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/eu.xml
> [3] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/spookville/nl.xml

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