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Re: RDB to RDF & ontology terms reuse

From: Christian Rivas <chris.rivas.lod@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:20:59 -0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=r--A8NRUPHznw-omEd+t6AH9ahuk2Nu6sg_=1@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
>
> Hello everyone
>
> I have a doubt about mapping RDB to RDF and reuse of ontology terms
> that certainly the community will help clarify :)
>
> Assuming that I have a RDB table with some data
> and I would like to generate a mapping to triples RDF
>
> *Table Structure*
>
> Table: Actor
>
> Columns: firstName
> last_name
> phone
> email
>
> Taking into consideration the recommendation of reusing existing ontology
> terms,
> the ontology terms reused for this case are the following
>
> *Namespaces*
>
> 'dbpedia' = http://dbpedia.org/ontology/
> 'foaf' = http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/
> 'vcard' = http://www.w3.org/2006/vcard/ns # Address
>
> Actor => dbpedia:Actor or foaf:Person or vcard:VCard
>
> firstname => foaf: firstName
> last_name => foaf: familyName
> phone => foaf:phone
> email => vcard:email
>
> *Vocabulary restrictions*
>
> foaf:firstName => Domain: foaf:Person Range: Literal
> foaf:familyName => Domain: foaf:Person Range: Literal
> foaf:phone => Domain: NONE Range => NONE
> vcard:email => Domain: vcard:VCard Range => NONE
>
> Taking into account the restrictions mentioned above
> the Actor term would be mapped to three classes
>
> dbpedia:Actor => because is the best description for this class
> foaf:Person => for the domain restriction of the terms foaf:firstName and
> foaf:familyName
> vcard:VCard => the domain restriction of the term vcard:email
>
> I would like to know if is possible to achieve this terms reuse
> or is inconsistent ?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help
>
> Best Regards
>
> Chris Rivas
>
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