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Re: Organization ontology

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2010 09:36:23 +0100
Message-ID: <4C04C687.3000203@webr3.org>
To: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Dave Reynolds wrote:
> 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.

Fantastic! just what I need & v glad to see it tied in with VCard, GR 
and FOAF, all 3 of which I'm using currently with a custom Ontology to 
handle the Organisation stuff, but this is much better!

Great work,


> 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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