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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 08:10:15 -0400
Message-ID: <4864D8A7.6010001@openlinksw.com>
To: Chris Bizer <chris@bizer.de>
CC: Bob Wyman <bob@wyman.us>, public-lod@w3.org

Chris Bizer wrote:
> 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.

Wikicompany is certainly the place to start.

The URI should be live again.


> Cheers
> Chris
> --
> Chris Bizer
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>     ----- Original Message -----
>     *From:* Bob Wyman <mailto:bob@wyman.us>
>     *To:* public-lod@w3.org <mailto: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



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