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Re: looking for an event ontology/vocabulary

From: Michael Hausenblas <michael.hausenblas@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 06:49:16 +0100
To: Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@ischool.berkeley.edu>
CC: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>, Lynda Hardman <Lynda.Hardman@cwi.nl>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C696F2EC.6FA2%michael.hausenblas@deri.org>


Interesting work.

> Your feedback (even harsh criticism) is welcome!

So, I'm trying to check how linked dataish it is. First class I pick:


and it 404s ...

Maybe fix that and then we continue?


Dr. Michael Hausenblas
LiDRC - Linked Data Research Centre
DERI - Digital Enterprise Research Institute
NUIG - National University of Ireland, Galway
Ireland, Europe
Tel. +353 91 495730

> From: Ryan Shaw <ryanshaw@ischool.berkeley.edu>
> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 22:38:48 -0700
> To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
> Cc: RaphaŽl Troncy <Raphael.Troncy@cwi.nl>, Lynda Hardman
> <Lynda.Hardman@cwi.nl>
> Subject: Re: looking for an event ontology/vocabulary
> Resent-From: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 05:39:34 +0000
> My colleagues RaphaŽl Troncy and Lynda Hardman and I have recently
> published an event ontology which is heavily based on Yves' event
> ontology but which tries to address some of the clarity issues that
> Pat has raised. You can find it at
> http://linkedevents.org/ontology/
> There is an accompanying tech report in which we discuss the modeling
> decisions we made and review a number of other ontologies covering
> events. Where possible we provide mappings between our properties and
> properties from these other ontologies in the ontology file at
> http://linkedevents.org/ontology/2009-07-28/rdfxml
> The tech report should be online next week (we're currently making
> some final revisions.
> Our primary interest is in events as reported in news or represented
> in historical narrative, which is quite different from, e.g., a
> scientific notion of an event as a well-defined process or as part of
> a causal mechanism. I think there is probably room for several
> different event ontologies given the fuzziness of the concept and the
> different modes of understanding (i.e. science vs. history vs. law vs.
> "everyday" practical understanding). But we believe this one provides
> a useful balance between simplicity and clarity for the kind of use
> cases we have in mind.
> There are a number of examples of events modeled using our vocabulary at
> http://view.linkedevents.org/session/browse
> Note that the dataset at the URL above also includes some events,
> specifically the Emma Goldman and Congressional Biography ones,
> modeled using other vocabularies which we have mapped to ours.
> Your feedback (even harsh criticism) is welcome!
> Cheers,
> Ryan Shaw
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