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Re: URIs for languages

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:53:55 +0100
Message-ID: <CACHzV2M3EUzvps847Us3bUzs58_DjVXfNgAeKZwv0j_nj8s4ug@mail.gmail.com>
To: Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
I was planning to give the example URI for the Japanese language
(stemming out of work at the Biohackathon 2011):
http://lexvo.org/id/iso639-3/jpn

BTW, I wasn't able to use the simpler URI scheme below for jpn as you
had done with grc:
http://www.lingvoj.org/lang/jpn
?

-Scott

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM, Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com> wrote:
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> http://www.lingvoj.org/lang/grc
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> Barry
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> On 16/02/2012 16:15, Jordanous, Anna wrote:
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> 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)
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> 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#ara
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> This really must be simpler – what am I missing? Any comments welcomed.
> Thanks for your help
> anna
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> ---
> Anna Jordanous
> Research Associate
> Centre for e-Research
> King's College London
> Tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 1988
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