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RE: Territorial Units Thesaurus

From: Miles, AJ \(Alistair\) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 17:59:35 +0100
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To: "Javier Lacasta" <jlacasta@unizar.es>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi Javier,

The only similar thing I know about is the 'operational areas ontology' used to drive the SWED website [1].

If you go to the SWED 'technical resources' page [2] you'll find under the section 'pilot thesauri and ontologies' a link to the 'Operational Area Ontology' [3].  This ontology is defined using a custom set of classes and properties, i.e. it's OWL, not SKOS, although I wouldn't see any problem with defining each 'territorial unit' as a SKOS concept and linking via skos:broader, or some sub-property of skos:broader that you define yourself.

The people to talk to about SWED can be found at [4].

There is some other SKOS data to be found via [5], although nothing specialised to territorial units.

Hope that helps, please keep us updated with your progress :)

Al.

[1] http://www.swed.org.uk/swed/index.html
[2] http://www.swed.org.uk/swed/swed_technical_resources.htm
[3] http://www.swed.org.uk/swed/data/swed/operational_area.owl
[4] http://www.swed.org.uk/swed/about/swed_contacts.htm
[5] http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev/DataZone

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> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Javier Lacasta
> Sent: 03 October 2005 17:44
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> Subject: Territorial Units Thesaurus
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> 
> 
> Hi all,
> It is the first time I write in this maling list, so I want to salute 
> all of you.
> 
> I have to create a thesaurus of the territorial units of Spain and 
> France and I am going to use SKOS as storage format transforming the 
> available information in other formats. I wanted to know if 
> any of you 
> know if this kind of  information is already available in 
> SKOS format or 
> if in other countries there is other similar initiative that 
> I can use 
> as base (information models, problems founds...).
> 
> Thaks in advance,
> Javier Lacasta
> 
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