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Re: Linked (genealogy) data

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 16:29:05 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0910020729n4dc667c7p129d5747222c316b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
Cc: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>, public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, Ian Davis <me@iandavis.com>
Good stuff!

cc'ing Ian who has worked on this kind of stuff for a while.

My paternal grandfather made a huge tree, did a load of research (Boy
Scout until age of 65). Quite recently I tried to explain to my mother
how this was interesting...not quite sure what she had to hide :)

But this is seriously important work - think genetic illnesses.

2009/10/2 Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>:
> John Goodwin wrote:
>> I've been working on my family tree as linked data in my spare time. A few
>> sample URIs for anyone interested:
>> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/I0243
>> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/I0265
>> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/F003
>> Birth/death events are linked to places in DBpedia, e.g.
>> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/event1918
> Cool stuff!
> I've thought about this as well for some time and did an initial draft of an
> ontology for very detailed genealogy description:
> http://bloody-byte.net/rdf/genealogy/gen.ttl
> Like Toby I'm using GRAMPS and I have to admit I don't really know much
> about the inner workings of GEDCOM so I don't know what feature is part of
> GRAMPS and what GEDCOM can actually do but anyway, my ontology draft is
> mainly inspired by all the detail you can add to stuff in GRAMPS. :-)
> Comments welcome!
> Regards,
>  Simon

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