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Re: looking for an event ontology/vocabulary

From: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 16:10:56 +0200
Message-ID: <4A71A9F0.9030008@koeln.de>
CC: public-lod@w3.org
Ryan Shaw wrote:
> 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.

Some other ontologies which you might be interested in for mapping are BIO [1] and OntoMedia ([2] is a good starting point - this group in general might be interesting for you).

Regards,
  Simon

[1] http://vocab.org/bio/0.1/.html
[2] http://groups.google.ie/group/digital-narrative/web/useful-links
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