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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 17:41:00 +0100
Message-ID: <6fb173f50706080941p1daa7408y960da65a6689784e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Price" <david.price@eurostep.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

David,

Thank you for the research links - I shall read up.

I notice that the draft-goodwin-iso-urn-01.txt expires tomorrow - do
you know if there will be a continuation?

Regards, Alan

On 6/8/07, David Price <david.price@eurostep.com> wrote:
> Alan,
>
> Unfortunately, the W3C and ISO don't seem to support each other enough for
> that to have happened. I contribute to a few ISO standards in the engineering
> domain where these items are needed, and we thought would have already been
> defined. Instead, we, like you, are inventing our own until ISO and/or W3C
> catch up. Some work is happening on this in the OASIS PLCS TC for product
> data but it's really a taxonomy to extend an information model, not a proper
> ontology.
>
> FWIW, there's almost agreement between ISO with IETF for how to assign URNs to
> ISO standards. We're working to get that applicable for elements defined
> within those standards too. See
>
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-goodwin-iso-urn-01.txt
>
> Some early work is around from the NASA Sweet ontology
>
> http://sweet.jpl.nasa.gov/ontology/
>
> and the NIST Units ML activity may be of some use (it'san  XML Schema though)
>
> http://unitsml.nist.gov/
>
> If you come up with a great solution, PLEASE share it!
> Cheers,
> David
>
> On Friday 08 June 2007 17:12:26 Alan Dean wrote:
> > 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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