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RE: Need examples for SemWeb VCard work

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 17:45:00 +0100
To: "'Harry Halpin'" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, <www-archive@w3.org>
Cc: "'Richard Ishida'" <ishida@w3.org>
Message-ID: <014901c7bfec$fee50f00$6401a8c0@rishida>

Hello Harry,

I've been struggling to manage all my email lately, and I just came across
this in my backlog.  Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

If you are still looking for this kind of information, I suggest you
consider the different approaches to names in the following very useful (and
interesting) wikipedia articles I have selected.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_names

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_surname

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_naming_customs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_name

I'm not sure what you want to test in your test cases, or what format to
provide that in. Can you give me some more details? For example, do you want
to develop labels for detailed things like patronymics vs middle names vs.
generational names?  Do you want to label South Indian initials as
abbreviations of father's names?  Do you need to separate the two family
names in Spanish names? What about distinctions between native script and
transliterated forms?  Etc.

Btw, I recommend that you join the www-international mailing list[1] and
send this query to that.  You may get more useful feedback besides mine.

I hope that's of some (belated) help as a start.

RI


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-international/


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harry Halpin [mailto:hhalpin@ibiblio.org] 
> Sent: 03 May 2007 04:53
> To: ishida@w3.org; www-archive@w3.org
> Subject: Need examples for SemWeb VCard work
> 
> Ivan Herman gave me your e-mail address and said you would be 
> vital for this.
> 
> We're working on trying to standardize a SemWeb vocabulary 
> for vCard [1] in the SemWeb- Intersest Group. I'm the Chair 
> of the GRDDL WG, so this is important me.
> 
> In particular, we need some "difficult" examples of 
> international names and addresses to test our ontology.
> 
> Just names and addressses are fine, but full vCards are better.
> 
> Could you ask people in Internationalization to help us out? 
> If we want a vCard ontology to be truly international, we 
> need some international test-cases.
> 
> -- 
> 		-harry
> 
> Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh
> http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426
> 
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 16:43:23 GMT

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