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Re: Curriculum Vitae (resumé) schema

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 10:32:04 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK4ZFVE9ken6pXi8BFkG5Tf-TZT0weXrmx--p+e3ozE=AKz-9A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bob Ferris <zazi@smiy.org>
Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
Hi all

See also
Where previously quoted vocabularies plus a couple of other ones are listed.

Feel free to ping me if you are aware of anything missing/wrong in this
space :)


2011/10/8 Bob Ferris <zazi@smiy.org>

> Hi,
> I would like to propose another FOAF-related Semantic Web ontology that can
> deal with certain features of a CV, such as describing skills, expertises,
> and interests, however, it was not designed to fully represent all
> characteristics that can be covered by a CV (see, e.g., [3]). This
> vocabulary is called the Cognitive Characteristics Ontology [1] and includes
> modelling capacities to describe cognitive pattern in an easy and short way
> via simple binary relations, or in a more complex way via n-ary relations
> with weightings, dynamics etc. (which can finally related to each other).
> You might also consider the ongoing criticism re. the modelling of the RDF
> Resume Vocabulary (see, e.g., [2], or former discussions re. that topic on
> the FOAF-dev mailing list).
> Cheers,
> Bo
> [1] http://purl.org/ontology/cco/**core#<http://purl.org/ontology/cco/core#>
> [2] http://lists.foaf-project.org/**pipermail/foaf-dev/2011-**
> September/010760.html<http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-dev/2011-September/010760.html>
> [3] http://lists.foaf-project.org/**pipermail/foaf-dev/2011-**
> September/010771.html<http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-dev/2011-September/010771.html>
> On 10/7/2011 11:06 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
>> +Cc: Uldis, who worked on this topic a while back
>> 2011/10/7 George Katsanos<gkatsanos@gmail.com>:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Wouldn't it be possible to have a schema "template" (type?) for
>>> semantically
>>> describing CV's? It would also be a good opportunity for the job
>>> recruiting
>>> market to adopt this standard as currently the situation is chaotic
>>> between
>>> different file formats.
>> There has been a little discussion of this already, e.g.
>> http://groups.google.com/**group/schemaorg-discussion/**
>> browse_thread/thread/**b7b6f259bd726047/**f991c2097fd08667?lnk=gst&q=CV#*
>> *f991c2097fd08667<http://groups.google.com/group/schemaorg-discussion/browse_thread/thread/b7b6f259bd726047/f991c2097fd08667?lnk=gst&q=CV#f991c2097fd08667>
>> Let's break this into two parts. First, what's out there in terms of
>> existing vocabularies, standards and data. Secondly, whether the
>> Schema.org project (or others) decide to pick this up and include
>> directly.
>> Can I persuade you to help test out our new tooling by getting set up
>> with a W3C account (http://www.w3.org/Help/**Account/<http://www.w3.org/Help/Account/>)
>> and doing some
>> background research in the Wiki? Just make a page near
>> http://www.w3.org/wiki/**WebSchemas <http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas>and link it (we should sort out a
>> category structure at some point...).
>> Some related work:
>> * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Description_of_a_Career<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Description_of_a_Career>("designed to
>> be compatible with the European curriculum (Europass) ")
>>   http://schemapedia.com/**schemas/doac<http://schemapedia.com/schemas/doac>
>> * http://rdfs.org/resume-rdf/
>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/**Europe/events/foaf-galway/**
>> papers/pp/extending_foaf_with_**resume/<http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/events/foaf-galway/papers/pp/extending_foaf_with_resume/>
>> * Europass / CV,
>> http://europass.cedefop.**europa.eu/europass/home/**
>> vernav/Europass+Documents/**Europass+CV.csp<http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/vernav/Europass+Documents/Europass+CV.csp>
>>  http://myeurocv.com/
>> As usual, the Microformats community have already been quite active in
>> researching this topic; you should check out
>> http://microformats.org/wiki/**resume-formats<http://microformats.org/wiki/resume-formats>and if you prefer to keep
>> notes in their (public domain licensed) wiki, that's great; just drop
>> in a link from the W3C page. Or add to both.
>> The hardest problem here will be scoping. We will want some way of
>> describing topics of people's expertise, without including a giant
>> enumeration of all skill areas.
>> A few brief points:
>> I'd encourage the use of SKOS here, since the library world have
>> already created a collaborative map of most of these topics, via
>> thesauri and subject classification schemes, most of which are now
>> being shared in RDF via SKOS. So for example, see
>> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/**wiki/SKOS/Datasets<http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/wiki/SKOS/Datasets>or
>> http://thedatahub.org/dataset?**tags=format-skos<http://thedatahub.org/dataset?tags=format-skos>to see a high level
>> overview of the SKOS datasets that are out there. In SKOS, we already
>> have the Library of Congress assigning the URI
>> http://id.loc.gov/authorities/**sh85086421#concept<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/sh85086421#concept>to the notion of
>> "Model Theory". So if someone (e.g. Pat Hayes) wanted to record such
>> expertise in their CV/resume, ideally we could re-use such a list of
>> topics (and some would build nice auto-completion tooling to support
>> data entry).
>> http://wiki.creativecommons.**org/LRMI<http://wiki.creativecommons.org/LRMI>
>> "The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative is a project co-led by the
>> Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to build a
>> common metadata vocabulary for educational resources."
>> ...the overlap here is around describing skills and topics of
>> expertise; either those required to understand some learning materials
>> (eg. what knowledge do I need, to understand
>> http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/**mathematics/18-06-linear-**
>> algebra-spring-2010/video-**lectures/<http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-06-linear-algebra-spring-2010/video-lectures/>
>> ? or what knowledge have I gained, if I do the online class at
>> http://ml-class.org/ ?)
>> ODF 1.2
>> http://rdfa.info/2011/10/06/**odf-1-2-approved-as-standard-**
>> now-with-rdfa/<http://rdfa.info/2011/10/06/odf-1-2-approved-as-standard-now-with-rdfa/>
>> http://www.robweir.com/blog/**2011/09/odf12-approved.html<http://www.robweir.com/blog/2011/09/odf12-approved.html>
>> "Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2 has been approved.  It is now an OASIS
>> Standard."
>> It uses RDFa, see
>> http://www.robweir.com/blog/**2007/10/odf-enters-semantic-**web.html<http://www.robweir.com/blog/2007/10/odf-enters-semantic-web.html>
>> ... real world resumes and CVs are created using wordprocessing tools.
>> It would be worthwhile looking at the related standards in this area,
>> and possibility for tool support e.g. via CV/resume templates.
>> Finally, from the Schema.org perspective, if you want to propose
>> something for inclusion, take a look through
>> http://schema.org/docs/full.**html <http://schema.org/docs/full.html> to
>> understand where it might fit, how
>> it relates to other areas of vocabulary. But the most important thing
>> is the background research and some practical examples.
>> I know a lot of folk are interested in this topic and there are a few
>> more projects and initiatives I didn't list in this quick email (e.g.
>> around describing jobs and training opportunities). It is worth
>> collecting up background materials.
>> With my FOAF project "hat" on, I'd really love to see progress in this
>> area, and think that SKOS is probably the biggest and most interesting
>> contribution that is missing from previous standards work....

*Bernard Vatant
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