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Re: vocabularies for parliamentary proceedings

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:28:36 -0500
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
Message-Id: <87334326-AD94-4686-9BF8-5A2B9E516F6F@3roundstones.com>
To: T.Tarasova@uva.nl
Hi Tatiana,
Seems like a simple question but I didn't come up with the answer quickly.  Are you looking for Linked Data vocabs about parliamentary proceedings?  If so, I bet if you pinged some of the folks on the UK Public Sector Linked Data working group [1] they could point you to something helpful.  I *think* data.gov.uk has parliamentary proceedings published in RDF.

Note: The oeGov stuff by TopQuadrant is relevant for US Government data, but not parliamentary based systems.

Cheers,
Bernadette Hyland

[1] http://data.gov.uk/blog/public-sector-linked-data-working-group


On Feb 20, 2013, at 10:39 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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