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Organization ontology

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 08:50:32 +0100
Message-ID: <4C04BBC8.4020600@gmail.com>
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
We would like to announce the availability of an ontology for 
description of organizational structures including government organizations.

This was motivated by the needs of the data.gov.uk project. After some 
checking we were unable to find an existing ontology that precisely met 
our needs and so developed this generic core, intended to be extensible 
to particular domains of use.

The ontology is documented at [1] and some discussion on the 
requirements and design process are at [2].

W3C have been kind enough to offer to host the ontology within the W3C 
namespace [3]. This does not imply that W3C endorses the ontology, nor 
that it is part of any standards process at this stage. They are simply 
providing a stable place for posterity.

Any changes to the ontology involving removal of, or modification to, 
existing terms (but not necessarily addition of new terms) will be 
announced to these lists. We suggest that any discussion take place on 
the public-lod list to avoid further cross-posting.

Dave, Jeni, John

[1] http://www.epimorphics.com/public/vocabulary/org.html
[2] 
http://www.epimorphics.com/web/category/category/developers/organization-ontology
[3] http://www.w3.org/ns/org# (available in RDF/XML, N3, Turtle via 
conneg or append .rdf/.n3/.ttl)
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