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Re: looking for an event ontology/vocabulary

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 21:39:13 +0100
Message-ID: <82593ac00907291339j3ae18688u1ae0d9a4e800f018@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: David Canos <davidcanos@gmail.com>, public-lod <public-lod@w3.org>
>> Wow. No need to shout!!!!
>
> Sorry. You pressed one my buttons. I am so fed up reading 'documentation'
> along the lines of "A frongleBlitz" is any blitz with a frongle". It is just
> irresponsible to write such stuff when putting forward something that is
> claimed to be an ontology, especially one that is touted as being generally
> useful.


Fair enough, I guess.

>
>>
>> Anyway, yes, the documentation is not particularly good, for the only
>> reason that most people got it from the examples (which is apparently
>> wrong or not enough, then?) and so we didn't got the incentive to
>> write a better one.
>
> The incentive should have been part of the initial publication.
>
>> Among those examples, you have:
>>
>> * A score in a musical performance
>> * A musical instrument in a musical performance
>
> OK, but how about the concert hall in a musical performance? The conductor
> of a musical performance? The seating used by the musician in a musical
> performance? Im guessing these are not factors, but why not?
>
>> * A piece of text in a reading
>> * A microphone in a recording
>>
>> The disjoint statement between agent and factor defines factors as
>> something that doesn't have an active role in the event.
>
> But are necessary for the event to take place? Or play a significant role in
> the event, so that if they were not present, the event would have been
> different? Or something?

What is a foaf:Agent? An event:Factor is something contributing to an
event that is not a foaf:Agent. Sorry, but I still think it is well
defined and clear enough.

y
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