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RDF for genealogy

From: James Tauber <jtauber@jtauber.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2000 15:50:45 +0800
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For quite a while now, I've been considering the use of RDF in genealogy. Is
anyone here aware of work in this area?

The real power comes not so much in the expression of simple relationships
between people, places and dates but, using higher-order statements, in the
ability to relate source documents to the expression of those relationships.

So, for example, you could use RDF to make the statements:

"The 1881 census for Staffordshire says that someone called William THACKER
lived in Cannock, was born in Brownhills, was a Coal Miner, was married to
someone called Eliza and was 37 at the time of the census."

"The LDS IGI says there was someone called William THACKER born on 18 Feb
1844 in Brownhills who married someone called Eliza FERNEY"

Anybody doing this?

James
Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2000 15:54:14 GMT

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