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Re: W3C Linked Data Community Directory

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 11:41:26 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1321386086.62652.YahooMailNeo@web112608.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "Ford, Kevin" <kefo@loc.gov>
Cc: "'eGov IG \(Public\)'" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
I suppose it would have been better to say "this uncovers a lot of new work to be done", since that is really what I meant.  Every Sovereign has a little bit different way of encoding their Subdivision vocabulary.  The LOC has some National Subdivisions, all optimally encoded and UN LOCODE has (almost) every Nation encoded, but with a flattened hierarchy. Trading value, goods and services for currency, is different from trading information. With the LOCODE structure, the return path vanishes behind you, if that makes any sense.  The current UN LOCODE covers 250 "Countries" with 4201 "Subdivisions" encoded by ISO 3166.

Sorry if it sounded like someone was not doing something they should be doing.  What I meant was ... lots of late nights and short weekends for everybody!

** scans street nervously looking for mob of angry Librarians ** 


Regards, 


--Gannon

----- Original Message -----

From: "Ford, Kevin" <kefo@loc.gov>
To: 'Gannon Dick' <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: 'eGov IG (Public)' <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:21 PM
Subject: RE: W3C Linked Data Community Directory

Dear Gannon,

> The main app has a 1) a Organization Nickname, 2) A link to the LOC
> Subject Heading (Europe and North America at this time).  The LCSH
> supplies broader terms. 3) A link to the narrowest available LOC
> Vocabulary Encoding, which you can follow up to the LCSH 4) Leftovers
> (the LOC has a lot of work to do), down to the narrowest Subdivision
> defined by UN LOCODES (who also have a lot of work to do, and needs a
> better definition of "peer").
--  Can you explain "LOC has a lot of work to do"?

Cordially,

Kevin


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gannon Dick [mailto:gannon_dick@yahoo.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 3:42 PM
> To: team-gld-chairs@w3.org
> Cc: public-lod@w3.org community; eGov IG (Public)
> Subject: Re: W3C Linked Data Community Directory
> 
> I encoded the Community Directory (30 Members) on a spreadsheet and
> converted to RDF/XML[1].  The app is the index of this URL[2].  It is a
> transform of the RDF/XML to XHTML Strict 1.0.  The GRDDL of the XHTML
> (head) is also available[3], as well as a csv version of the
> spreadsheet[4].
> 
> There is a singlet example in RDF[5] and a Graph[6]
> 
> 
> This was before I RTFM and found out that Callimachus uses a custom
> RDFa+XHTML, naturally.  I did make one hard wired adjustment to the
> XHTML Schema and that was a fixed "target" attribute which makes all
> links open in a new window ... tabbed browsing was not available at the
> time the spec was finalized.  I validated with Xerces and XSLT'ed with
> Saxon.  All the source files are available here[7].
> 
> 
> The data sources are: LOC (ID and LCSH), The National Atlas (US
> Counties), USGS Earth Explorer (Int'l Subdivisions), Ordinance Survey
> (UK Counties), US Census (US Counties), UN LOCODES Countries +
> Subdivisions, and Wikipedia to resolve UN LOCODE problems.
> 
> The main app has a 1) a Organization Nickname, 2) A link to the LOC
> Subject Heading (Europe and North America at this time).  The LCSH
> supplies broader terms. 3) A link to the narrowest available LOC
> Vocabulary Encoding, which you can follow up to the LCSH 4) Leftovers
> (the LOC has a lot of work to do), down to the narrowest Subdivision
> defined by UN LOCODES (who also have a lot of work to do, and needs a
> better definition of "peer").
> 
> Notice the Nicknames are sorted by LOC ID, and that extension down to
> Street Addresses would be a little pointless since no "knowledge" would
> aggregate.
> 
> Consider this a contribution from the non-Working Group eGov IG (and
> have fun).
> 
> --Gannon
> 
> [1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.rdf
> 
> [2] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/ or
> http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.html
> [3]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.html.rdf
> [4]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.csv
> [5]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd-eg.rdf
> [6]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd-eg.png
> [7]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.zip
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
> To: "team-gld-chairs@w3.org" <team-gld-chairs@w3.org>
> Cc:
> Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:04 PM
> Subject: Fw: W3C Linked Data Community Directory
> 
> Let me know if you want to add a full text regional identifier e.g.
> 
> Nickname = 3 Round Stones Inc.
> ID = [North America].[United States].[Virginia].[Spotsylvania County]
> 
> It will come in real handy when there are thousands of entries; and the
> time to do it is when there are 29 entries since the maintenance is
> pretty easy.
> 
> --Gannon
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Forwarded Message -----
> From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
> To: "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>
> Cc:
> Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 2:58 PM
> Subject: W3C Linked Data Community Directory
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> The W3C has launched a community directory of eGov projects and
> suppliers:
>   http://dir.w3.org
> 
> The directory is built on Callimachus [1], a Linked Data management
> system.  A SPARQL endpoint is available to authenticated users.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Dave
> 
> 
> [1] Callimachus: http://callimachusproject.org
> 
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