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Re: URIs for languages

From: Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:26:17 +0000
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To: public-lod@w3.org

http://www.lingvoj.org/lang/grc

Barry



On 16/02/2012 16:15, Jordanous, Anna wrote:
> Hi LOD list,
> I am looking for URIs to use  to represent particular languages 
> (primarily Ancient Greek, Arabic, English and Spanish). This is to 
> represent what language a document is written in, in an RDF triple. I 
> thought it would be obvious how to refer to the language itself, but I 
> am struggling.
> I would like to use something like the ISO 639 standard for languages. 
> To distinguish between Ancient Greek and Modern Greek, I have to use 
> the ISO-639-2 set of language codes. 
> _http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/_ (The codes are grc and gre 
> respectively)
> _http://downlode.org/Code/RDF/ISO-639/_ is an RDF representation of 
> ISO 639 but it doesn't include Ancient Greek as it only includes 
> ISO-639-1 languages.
> As far as I see, I have the following options e.g. for Arabic
> Use the 
> _http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/langcodes_name.php?code_ID=22_
> _http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/langcodes-keyword.php?SearchTerm=ara&SearchType=iso_639_2_ 
> <http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/langcodes-keyword.php?SearchTerm=ara&SearchType=iso_639_2>
> _http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2#ara_
> This really must be simpler -- what am I missing? Any comments 
> welcomed. Thanks for your help
> anna
> ---
> Anna Jordanous
> Research Associate
> Centre for e-Research
> King's College London
> Tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 1988
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