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Re: vocabularies for parliamentary proceedings

From: Holm, Jeanne M (1760) <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:03:20 +0000
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, eGov W3C <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CD4A32F6.DF303%Jeanne.M.Holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
Dan--

It might be that some of the work behind the new Open States
http://openstates.org/ from Sunlight Foundation would be useful here.

Also useful could be:
  Ontologies for eGovernment: http://oegov.org/
  W3C Organization Ontology: http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-org/


--Jeanne

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On 2/20/13 7:39 AM, "Dan Brickley" <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:

>We've just had this query on the WebSchemas list; does anyone here
>have more pointers?
>
>Dan
>
>
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
>Date: 20 February 2013 15:36
>Subject: Re: vocabularies for parliamentary proceedings
>To: "Tarasova, Tatiana" <T.Tarasova@uva.nl>
>Cc: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
>
>
>On 18 February 2013 16:58, Tarasova, Tatiana <T.Tarasova@uva.nl> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>>
>> I am looking for the existing vocabularies/ontologies (in English) that
>>can
>> be used to describe the structure of documents of parliamentary
>>proceedings,
>> i.e., written records of parliamentary meetings. For example, I am
>> interested in expressing such concepts as parliamentary proceedings,
>>topics
>> (discussed agenda of the proceedings), speeches inside topics (verbal )
>>and
>> paragraphs that constitute parliamentary speeches.
>>
>> Is anybody aware of such vocabularies? So far I have not found anything
>> specific, only vocabularies that allow to describe structure of generic
>> documents such as [1] or [2] .
>
>I had a quick look and found
>http://cantorva.com/2009NS/twfyl-lod-demo/vocab/ based on searching
>for 'theyworkforyou' (see
>http://www.mysociety.org/projects/theyworkforyou/ ) and 'rdf'. There
>was also a thread ages ago on the FOAF list about describing the
>Italian parliament,
>http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-dev/2008-October/009396.html
>For US, GovTrack might be of interest:
>http://datahub.io/dataset/govtrack
>
>Hope this helps,
>
>Dan
>
>> [1] http://salt.semanticauthoring.org/ontologies/sdo#
>> [2] http://purl.org/spar/doco/Paragraph
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Tatiana
>> PhD candidate at Information and Language Processing Systems group
>> http://ilps.science.uva.nl
>> University of Amsterdam
>
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