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Re: vocabularies for parliamentary proceedings

From: Hadley Beeman <hadley@linkedgov.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:36:00 +0000
Cc: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, "Holm, Jeanne M (1760)" <jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov>
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To: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>, T.Tarasova@uva.nl
Hi Tatiana,

As a member of the UK Government Linked Data Working Group, I've circulated your question around the rest of the group.

None of us are aware of anything concrete on Parliamentary proceedings, though we've put messages out to our colleagues in Parliament and will let you know if anything comes of it.

Also, you might want to look at the definitions in theyworkforyou.com.  See http://www.theyworkforyou.com/api/ and http://www.theyworkforyou.com/calendar/.  We don't know whether the underlying vocabs are available in machine readable form, but they may respond to a direct query. 

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

    Hadley



On 20 Feb 2013, at 16:28, Bernadette Hyland wrote:

> 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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