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RE: genealogical data (What work is being done using RDF?)

From: Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 02:16:47 +0200
To: "B Cookson" <bcookson42@yahoo.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EBEPLGMHCDOJJJPCFHEFEEMEFPAA.danny666@virgilio.it>
Apologies, I referred to the 'CLS', I meant the 'LDS'.

I realised this while reading a nice post about the use of namespaces, e.g.
<lds:baptism>

So there's a thought for the day.

Cheers,
Danny.

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Danny Ayers
<stuff> http://www.isacat.net </stuff>


  -----Original Message-----
  From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Danny Ayers
  Sent: 04 May 2002 01:32
  To: B Cookson; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
  Subject: RE: genealogical data (What work is being done using RDF?)



    RDF seems like a perfect fit for genealogical data (Family Histories,
etc.) .  What work is being done using RDF and specific schemas using
RDFS/DAML, etc.



    --Bennett Cookson



    (I am new to the list but a long time proponent of RDF.  I would like to
use RDF for a new Family Tree (Genealogy) project.)



    Yep, it's a great fit, also something of a challenge because the source
data is very real-world. I've been looking into using GEDCOM as one of the
formats for a graph-based project (I've done a SAX-like parser [1], not
realising that Michael Kay had been covering the same ground with greater
skill). I'm not aware of an RDF Schema that cover this (foaf->roar?), but
recently the CLS (the Mormons) released a model, with XML syntax.



    heh - I just looked on the Genealogy XML list [2] to see if I could find
references, and I see you subscribe Bennet ;-)



    Anyway, I reckon the GEDCOM terminology could easily be made into an RDF
vocabulary, and all you need to do is attach a parser to an RDF API and
you've got umpteen generations on the semantic web.



    Cheers,

    Danny.







    [1] http://www.isacat.net/2002/sag/sag.htm

    [2] GenealogyXML@yahoogroups.com
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