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Re: URIs for languages

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:20:56 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1329492056.83754.YahooMailNeo@web112602.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Lars Marius Garshol <lars.garshol@bouvet.no>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: "M. Scott Marshall" <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>, Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
If only they could do ISO 3166 countries as well...

I imagine if I lived on Bouvet I'd think so too.  It gets second billing :o)

I used the URN LEX identifiers for ISO 3166.  This syntax is extensible to national regions.  Like Norway and Bouvet, the US has some of these too Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, etc..  Unlike ISO 3166, I used all possible 2 letter codes.  See http://www.rustprivacy.org/2012/cctld

I'm getting ready to post a new DB version in a few days.


 From: Lars Marius Garshol <lars.garshol@bouvet.no>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com> 
Cc: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>; Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>; "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org> 
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 3:27 AM
Subject: Re: URIs for languages
Hi Bernard,

* Bernard Vatant
> I think now we should forget about URIs published by pionneer projects such as OASIS TC, lingvoj.org and lexvo.org, and stick to URIs published by genuine authority Library of Congress which is as close to the primary source as can be. So if you want to use a URI for Ancient Greek as defined by ISO 639-2, please use http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/iso639-2/grc.

Agreed. That stuff is all legacy now that LoC is doing this.

> BTW Lars Marius, hello, what do you think? URIs at id.loc.gov are really what we were dreaming to achieve in 2001, right?

Yes. Having an authority like Library of Congress maintain these URIs seemed completely utopian in 2001, but I'm really happy to see that they now do it.

If only they could do ISO 3166 countries as well...

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