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

From: Alan Dean <alan.dean@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 17:12:26 +0100
Message-ID: <6fb173f50706080912i50f46029rd1eb60667d28437@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Price" <david.price@eurostep.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

David,

Thank you. I ought to have said that I am aware that there are ISO
standards but that I was hoping that there were existing semantic
standards (or accepted practices) to leverage. I have tried, at length
and in vain, to google for it (assuming, perhaps naively, that this
would have been a problem solved early by semantic web practitioners).

Regards,
Alan Dean

On 6/8/07, David Price <david.price@eurostep.com> wrote:
> 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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