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Re: ISSUE-17: Who are the contenders and how do they play together? [People]

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:56:43 +0000
Message-ID: <4F2C11CB.4000306@w3.org>
To: Government Linked Data Working Group WG <public-gld-wg@w3.org>
The other biggie in this space isn't an RDF vocab but the UN/CEFACT Core 
Component Library [1]. You get a 14MB Excel file with a lot of terms in it.

Things like the French Person model [2] use it as the base.

Then there are things like the UK Gov list at [3].

Looking at these for the ISA Core Person shows a reasonably consistent 
model. It gets a bit less consistent if you start to consider things 
like marital status, parents' names etc. In the ISA work we've got a 
couple of odd-balls that may or may not survive public consultation:

Patronymic Name (Helga Magnusdottir and Olav Magnusson are siblings)

Places are described using a 'Location' class that allows you to define 
a location, whether a country or a specific place, by any combination of 
Geographic Name, geographic identifier, geolocation geometry or address.

Oh and did someone bring up the issue of how to represent fuzzy dates? ;-)

[1] http://www.unece.org/cefact/codesfortrade/unccl/CCL_index.html
[2] https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/asset/fr_person/release/050

On 28/01/2012 10:10, Government Linked Data Working Group Issue Tracker 
> ISSUE-17: Who are the contenders and how do they play together? [People]
> http://www.w3.org/2011/gld/track/issues/17
> Raised by: Michael Hausenblas
> On product: People
> As of our charter, sec. 2.3, we're supposed to defines terms to describe:
> [[
> People, such as elements of FOAF or vCard in RDF. This is an area for particular attention to privacy considerations.
> ]]
> Obviously, the charter mentions vCard and FOAF but there are also other vocabularies that can and maybe should be used to describe people such as Schema.org,  ISA Core Person Vocabulary, etc.)


Phil Archer
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