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Re: ANN: The GoodRelations Annotator: How any business can get onto the Web of Data - today!

From: <richard.hancock@3kbo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 23:47:44 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <45067.203.97.223.64.1239338864.squirrel@www.3kbo.com>
To: "Daniel O'Connor" <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
Cc: richard.hancock@3kbo.com, martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org, public-lod@w3.org
Thanks Daniel,

I'll check out foaf:Organization

Cheers,

Richard


>>
>> Initially I added the URI of my foaf file to the BusinessEntity instance
>> using rdfs:seeAlso, but after reading the definition of BusinessEntity
>> i.e. that it "represents the legal agent making a particular offering
>> and
>> can be a legal body or a person" I changed it to owl:sameAs.
>>
>> E.g.
>>
>> <gr:BusinessEntity rdf:ID="BusinessEntity">
>>  ...
>>  <owl:sameAs
>> rdf:resource="http://www.3kbo.com/people/richard.hancock/foaf.rdf#i"/>
>>  ...
>> </gr:BusinessEntity>
>>
>> This makes sense for my simple case, since as a sole trader I am the
>> BusinessEntity and owl:sameAs also provides an inferred link from my
>> foaf
>> file to the semanticweb.rdf.
>>
>> But I am also interested in describing other more complex relationships
>> between a BusinessEntity (when not a person) and the people involved
>> with
>> the business (e.g. directors, CEO etc ...) and between other
>> BusinessEntitys.
>
>
>
> I did fairly well with foaf:Organisation, which is a foaf:Agent (so can do
> most of the things a foaf:Person can) in terms of modelling who works with
> who.
>
> IE; it gets a foaf profile and there are foaf:members of it, and in my
> case
> (this guy is a contractor who works for a bigger company); one company can
> be a foaf:member of another.
>
>
> <foaf:PersonalProfileDocument rdf:about="">
>   <foaf:primaryTopic rdf:resource="#me"/>
> </foaf:PersonalProfileDocument>
>
>
> <foaf:Organization rdf:about="#me">
>   <foaf:firstName>Tom</foaf:firstName>
>   <foaf:surname>Example</foaf:surname>
>   <foaf:mbox_sha1sum>d02b26e1f89b4c37e8cafdb10b13df193938e984</foaf:mbox_sha1sum>
>
>     <foaf:member
> rdf:resource="https://vx.valex.com.au/rest/rdf/user/foaf.php?us_id=10824"
> />
>     <rdfs:seeAlso
> rdf:resource="https://vx.valex.com.au/rest/rdf/user/foaf.php?us_id=10824"
> />
>   </foaf:Organization>
>
>     <!-- Valfirms I work with -->
>       <foaf:Organization
> rdf:about="https://vx.valex.com.au/rest/rdf/valfirm/foaf.php?valfirm_id=2">
>             <foaf:name>Megaw &amp; Hogg National Valuers
> (Adelaide)</foaf:name>
>             <foaf:member rdf:resource="#me" />
>         </foaf:Organization>
>
>
>
>
>
>>
>>
>> Do you now of an ontology along the lines of foaf
>> (http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/) and relationship
>> (http://vocab.org/relationship/) that could be used?
>>
>
> FoafCorp is one that comes to mind, but I've never look at it too hard.
>
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