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Re: Travel journal or diary ontology [literature]

From: Stuart A. Yeates <syeates@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 08:54:48 +1200
Message-ID: <AANLkTinJyRBFa4t3ERyFOV9wWBDvbqnRF2xfasbGAIaR@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Cc: public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
If you want to encode documents such as this, I suggest that you start with TEI.

There are a whole range of institutions, archives and libraries using
TEI (see a partial list at http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/
).

cheers
stuart

On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 2:04 AM, Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net> wrote:
>
> I'm reading a very interesting [Travel journal][1]: The diary written for the [Iwakura mission][2], sent from Japan around the world from 1871 to 1873. The entries in the journal refer most of the time to a day, where the author is decribing what the mission has lived and discovered.
>
> # Issue
>
> I found no schemas (in RDF) trying to describe a travel journal. Has anyone worked on that topic? Did they start to create a schema? I can see how fun visualization could be made of a travel diary, mixing them with others.
> Connecting people, writers of different time in history.
>
> I describe here the type of Information I have identified.
>
> # Type of Information
>
> The entries contain:
>
> Date.    ex: February 12th (1872)
> Weather. ex:  Fine
> Prose.   a text containing a lot of information
>         which would be interesting to describe.
>
> In the Prose:
>
> Location. The participants arrive, stay or leave
>          a [global place] but they also move
>          around when they are at this global place.
>
>          They are sometimes moving between two [places],
>          then the location is a [moving object] like a
>          boat or a train.
>
>          The writer is talking about [another location]
>          when being at the [global place].
>
> Objects.  The writer is talking about [objects], pieces of
>          technology, such as railroad tracks or a boat.
>
> People.   Some [people] who are met or as a reference are
>          mentionned.
>
> Events.   The writer might write about a future or past
>          [events]. ex: When in Chicago, he is writing
>          about the Great Fire of Chicago, 4 months ago.
>
> Entities. The writer is talking about a [legal entity]
>          such as a private company or an organization.
>
>
>
>
> [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel_journal
> [2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwakura_Mission
>
>
>
> --
> Karl Dubost
> Montréal, QC, Canada
> http://www.la-grange.net/karl/
>
>
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