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Re: Organization ontology

From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds@googlemail.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2010 23:07:27 +0100
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1275862047.13770.409.camel@dave-desktop>
Thanks to everyone for the good feedback and comments.

I've made some small changes to the ontology based on all the feedback.
These are largely small bug fixes and (hopefully) improvements in
documentation. 

The significant changes include: 
      * addition of a transitive version of org:subOrganizationOf 
      * improved mapping to foaf 
      * reversed direction of org:resultingOrganzation (to be
        org:resultedFrom) for corrected compatibility with OPMV 

The full set of changes are listed in the updated documentation [1].

Dave

[1] http://www.epimorphics.com/public/vocabulary/org.html#changes

On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 08:50 +0100, 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.
> 
> 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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