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Re: ANN: The Vehicle Sales Ontology - Cars, Bikes, Boats on the Web of Data - http://purl.org/vso/ns

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 21:54:33 +0200
Cc: Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <476D521F-63D0-4B5B-A24B-D689AC690E81@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Hi Frank,
Thanks for the feedback. I will expand the ship section in the next  
release following your suggestions. Currently, my focus was actually  
on cars, bikes, and recreational vehicles. I also thought about  
airplanes, but for the moment, the car sales industry is really the  
biggest opportunity for taking up linked data and GoodRelations.

On 30.08.2010, at 22:08, Frank Manola wrote:

> Some aspects seem a bit problematic for use with ships, on the  
> assumption that you're really talking about buying and selling ships  
> (like tankers or container ships).  The Wikipedia article on  
> "Tonnage" describes some of measurements you're likely to see  
> actually given for ships (different ones for different kinds of  
> ships, e.g., deadweight for tankers, displacement for warships).   
> The article on ship measurements at http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Ship_measurements 
>  is also useful (e.g., I don't see "draft" in the VSO ontology;   
> pretty important for ships).  But who said semantics was supposed to  
> be simple?  Good start anyway.
> On Aug 30, 2010, at 2:36 PM, Michael F Uschold wrote:
>> Overall this ontology is just fine, highly suitable for its  
>> intended purpose.  I do have one [hopefully] minor concern. Why is  
>> a kayak not a kind of a boat? The classification in this ontology  
>> goes like this:
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