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Re: frad:Person and foaf:Person

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 15:58:23 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinSVUXZnGxCJB5uxn1H+WKABHdf5yYqwGHgsUF8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: public-lld@w3.org
On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net> wrote:
> Thinking more about our attempt to reconcile frad:Person and foaf:Person, I
> realize that I don't know how frad defines Person class in its model (and I
> don't have access to the documentation other than the registered properties
> in the metadata registry). From what I can glean from the frad terms in the
> metadata registry, the frad classes and subclasses are:
>
> Bibliographic Entity
>  - Person
>  - Family
>  - Corporate body
> Name
> Rules
> Agency
> Identifier
> Controlled Access Point
>
> I don't see an obvious connection between, for example, the Person and the
> Name or the Identifier. Does someone have a diagram they can contribute?
> (Gordon, you may have sent me one at some time, but I seem to have lost it.
> Sorry.)
>
> I'm trying to get my head around what the "join" would be between frad and
> foaf; what would allow linking and what the link(s) would infer. And I must
> admit that from the above, the fact that Person is a subclass of
> Bibliographic Entity makes it somewhat puzzling to me.

Can we read that as "Entity Potentially Or Actually Of Possible
Interest Regarding Bibliographic Information", or something equally
broad? Are there any illuminating counter-examples?

If there are examples of people that are clearly, erm, people, yet
also clearly fall outside this definition, then we have extra mapping
headaches.

Re 'Corporate body', perhaps FOAF's "Organization" class approximates
this. Must a 'Corporate body' be incorporated formally in some
jurisdiction (at some point at least), or can unincorporated
associations also count here?

eg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_documents#Unincorporated_associations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unincorporated_association
(these are the main kinds of legal entity supported by
http://www.oneclickor.gs/ currently, btw)

cheers,

Dan
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