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Re: Loooking for high quality list of current, real countries

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:07:28 +0100
Cc: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4757A8AA-B936-4644-BEF8-C07A70D38C17@w3.org>
To: bvillazon@fi.upm.es
Interesting. I wonder why the FAO decided to introduce separate predicates for labels in languages instead of using the language tag. Eg:


  <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://aims.fao.org/aos/geopolitical.owl#Cuba">
    <nameCurrencyIT rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string">peso cubano</nameCurrencyIT>
    <nameCurrencyAR rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string">بيسو</nameCurrencyAR>
    <nameCurrencyFR rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string">peso</nameCurrencyFR>



instead of something like

<nameCurrency xml:lang="fr">peso</nameCurrency>
<nameCurrency xml:lang="it">peso cubano</nameCurrency>

Ivan


On Mar 22, 2011, at 10:26 , Boris Villazón Terrazas wrote:

> Hi Aldo
> 
> The FAO Geopolitical Ontology
> 
> http://www.fao.org/countryprofiles/geoinfo.asp
> 
> http://aims.fao.org/aos/geopolitical.owl
> 
> Best
> 
> Boris
> 
> 
> 
> On 22/03/2011 7:01, Aldo Bucchi wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I don't usually do this but I would like some help in finding a high
>> quality list of "current" ( not Sparta ) and "real" ( not Mordor )
>> countries with the following props:
>> 
>> * ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code
>> * English Name
>> * Flag
>> * Local Name ( optional )
>> * Language ( optional )
>> * Population ( optional )
>> * Facebook ID ( would be cool, but I imagine this is harder )
>> 
>> I am finding pieces of this dataset here and there ( DBPedia,
>> Freebase, CIAWFB, GeoNames ) with varying coverage and quality.
>> In case you are wondering: Yes, I *AM* trying to save myself some work ;)
>> 
>> Shameless crowd sourcing.
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> A
>> 
>> --
>> Aldo Bucchi
>> @aldonline
>> skype:aldo.bucchi
>> http://facebook.com/aldo.bucchi
>> http://aldobucchi.com/
>> 
>> 
> 
> 


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