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Re: Standard RDF Vocabularies for currencies or weights & measures?

From: David Price <david.price@eurostep.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 17:05:08 +0100
To: "Alan Dean" <alan.dean@gmail.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <200706081705.08964.david.price@eurostep.com>

There are ISO standards for these items. Look at www.iso.org where there are 
several Maintenance Agencies or Widely Used Standards

UK BSI has something on currencies, for example see

http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/currencycodes.html

Quantities and units are another standard at

http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/popstds/quantitiesandunits.html

None of these are ontologies but it would be simply to create URIs based on 
the ISO standard numbers and their technical content.

Cheers,
David

On Friday 08 June 2007 16:29:44 Alan Dean wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Can anyone point me in the right direction of standard vocabularies to
> use when referencing currencies or weights and measures?
>
> As an example of what I mean, I can do the following for primitives
> using the xsd vocabulary:
>
> <foo:bar rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#int">123</
> foo:bar>
>
> but what I want to do is along the lines of:
>
> <foo:bar rdf:datatype="http://example.org/currency#GBP">1.23</foo:bar>
>
> or
>
> <foo:bar rdf:datatype="http://example.org/weight#kg">1.23</foo:bar>
>
> If you need further context for my request, see:
>
> http://simplewebservices.org/index.php?title=Shopping
>
> Regards,
>
> Alan Dean
> http://thoughtpad.net/alan-dean



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