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Re: RegOrg ontology

From: Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:17:55 +0100
Message-ID: <EMEW3|1c398563780b29d16510e13fb35c8aebp3GDI003cjg|ecs.soton.ac.uk|516E92F3.8080405@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
To: Chris Beer <chris@codex.net.au>
CC: Kotis Kostas <kotis@aegean.gr>, phila@w3.org, public-gld-comments@w3.org
It sounds to me a little buggy. The rov: namespace is about "registered 
organizations" but switches to assume these are companies, which they 
may not be... eg. charities etc.

That said, rov:companyType is a sub-propety of org:classification, so 
why not use that term instead which is acceptable for any organization, 
company or otherwise?

On 17/04/13 09:32, Chris Beer wrote:
> 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. :)
> Cheers
> Chris
> -----------------------
> Chris Beer
> Manager - Online Services
> Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
> All views my own unless otherwise stated
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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.
>> Greece
>> +30 6974822712
>> http://gr.linkedin.com/in/kotis

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