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Re: Linked Data re Non-Profits and NGO's. Have data, need vocabulary.

From: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 08:27:02 +0200
Message-ID: <002601c8d81e$d0add1d0$c4e84d57@named4gc1asnuj>
To: "Bob Wyman" <bob@wyman.us>, <public-lod@w3.org>, "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Hi Bob and Kingsley,

a while ago there was a RDF version of Wikicompany online at http://dbpedia.openlinksw.com/wikicompany/resource/Wikicompany

Maybe it would also be an idea to reuse terms from the vocabulary of this source.

Kingsley: The URI abouve currently gives a 500 return code. Do you know what happend to the site?

As an alternative you could also think about reusing the terms that are currently used within DBpedia to describe organizations.



Chris Bizer
Freie Universitšt Berlin
+49 30 838 54057
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bob Wyman 
  To: public-lod@w3.org 
  Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 1:19 AM
  Subject: Linked Data re Non-Profits and NGO's. Have data, need vocabulary.

  I would like to make available as Linked Data several databases describing several million non-profits, NGO's and foundations. The data includes things like name of organization, address, budget, source of funds, major programs, key personnel, relationships to other organizations, area of expertise, etc.

  What I don't have is an RDF vocabulary with which to describe these things. While I could define one myself, I would like to base my work on existing standards," or common practice, however, seemingly endless digging through the web indicates that there aren't any obvious "standards" for describing even basic things like address in RDF. Perhaps, I'm looking in the wrong places...

  Ideally, I would find some well formed vocabulary for a "Business Description" that I could use or adapt. I would appreciate it if anyone could give me pointers to either such a well worked vocabulary or at least to smaller vocabularies for things like address that I could use in composing a vocabulary with which to publish this data. Can you help?

  bob wyman
Received on Friday, 27 June 2008 06:27:39 UTC

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