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Re: RegOrg ontology

From: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:32:04 +1000
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To: Kotis Kostas <kotis@aegean.gr>
Cc: phila@w3.org, public-gld-comments@w3.org
Hi Kotis

Saw this -> randomly jumping in.

My first instinct (noting the similarities in our organisations in terms of names ;) ) would be to see your example as an ORG unit/entity which has the function of Regional Administration.

If the RAB's in Greece conduct a commercial activity (as opposed to say simply setting policy priorities and administrating grant funding as a public sector function) then certainly here they would fit the description of a rov:companyType ( we call them a Government Business Enterprise or GBE - and we would link back to ORG to a Department of State and associated Cabinet Minister  through a PROV change event such as our Financial Management Act which governs how the public sector can engage with the public commercially).

I guess what I am suggesting is to look to already defined PROV and ORG entities etc, to see if a logical combination presents itself which would alleviate the creation of a bespoke concept?

2 cents worth - feel free to disregard or vehemently argue all. :)




Chris Beer
Manager - Online Services
Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport

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Kotis Kostas <kotis@aegean.gr> wrote:

>Dear Phil,
>I am working on an ontology for 'IT helpdesk support ticketing' for public sector organizations (eGov) and I am using ORG and RegOrg vocabularies for some upper level descriptions of example data. I think that rov:companyType property is not suitable for public organizations, or is it? Introducing for instance a concept "Regional Administration Body' in order to classify an instance such as the public organization 'North Aegean Regional Administration' body of Greece, could be possbile? 
>Thanks in advance,
>Konstantinos Kotis, PhD
>Post Doctoral Research Scientist
>Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus.
>Head of IT Department
>Samos Regional Unit, North Aegean Region Admin. Authority.
>+30 6974822712
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