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Re: vocabularies for parliamentary proceedings

From: Pierre Andrews <pierre.andrews@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:59:45 -0300
Message-ID: <CAD4beC_zXQ_D7A-MO8MHv8NYPSAZ0nSVQBNSpurOuaoeHscVVQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: T.Tarasova@uva.nl
Cc: eGov W3C <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi,

The govtrack resources pointed out by Dan has some interesting
vocabularies, they are a bit hidden though [1]

This page [2] has some interesting resources, even if not really oriented
towards interlinked vocabularies, in particular the Akoma XML schema [3].

For representing topics and document annotations, you should check out SKOS
(simple Knowledge Organisation System) or commontag [5], probably using the
anotea vocabulary to link them to other entities [6] (or other tagging
ontologies [7] [8] [9]).
Now, to represent a speech and it's structure, the closest that I know is
the SALT vocabulary [10], that provides a Document Structure schema [11]
and a rhetorical schema [12]. It says Latex in the name, but really it's
document>section>paragraph, so it could be anything.

I don't know of anything particular for speeches though, in the liguistic
field (and in natural language processing), they have many annotation
schemas for utterances, speech acts, etc. But it seems to be all very adhoc
to each dataset and never standardised in a proper schema.

I hope this helps,

Best

Pierre

[1] http://www.govtrack.us/data/rdf/schemas/
[2] http://www.ictparliament.org/node/335
[3] http://www.akomantoso.org/
[4] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/intro
[5] http://www.commontag.org/Home
[6] http://www.w3.org/2000/10/annotation-ns and
http://www.w3.org/2001/Annotea/
[7] http://disi.unitn.it/~knowdive/dataset/delicious/
[8] SCOT, can't find the link for that :s
[9] http://www.holygoat.co.uk/projects/tags/
[10] http://salt.semanticauthoring.org/
[11] http://salt.semanticauthoring.org/ontologies/sdo
[12] http://salt.semanticauthoring.org/ontologies/sro


--
Pierre Andrews, Ph.D.
Research Fellow


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Holm, Jeanne M (1760) <
jeanne.m.holm@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> 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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