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Re: Modelling relationship between lexical entries and spatial regions

From: Julia Bosque Gil <jbosque@fi.upm.es>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2019 15:52:19 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+B92MuT6qQ8b5XFb83Li02BgxPZ7yWdGfP_TVhfc-giOKau+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nicola Carboni <nicola.carboni@uzh.ch>
Cc: public-ontolex <public-ontolex@w3.org>
Dear Nicola,

You can include information about a specific region, script or variant
using language tags and subtags [1, 2, 3] with the ontolex:writtenRep. In
that respect, the OntoLex Spec provides more links in this part:

*Furthermore, we require that instances of the model adhere to the RDF 1.1
specification <http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf11-concepts/> and follow the
appropriate guidelines. In particular, we require that language tags adhere
to Best Common Practice 47 <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/bcp/bcp47.txt>,
where tags are made up of a language code (based on ISO 639 codes part 1,
2, 3 or 5 <http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/language_codes.htm>),
optionally followed by a hyphen and a ISO 3166-1
<http://www.iso.org/iso/iso-3166-1_decoding_table.html> country code.
Language tags may also contain further subtags
expressing e.g. the region, script or further variants.*

In the Lexicography page [4] (Issue 5) we discussed that ontolex:usage
could be applied to cases in which you want to specify that *a sense* of an
entry is attested in (only) a particular region. Another option is the use
of lexvo:usedIn (with range lexvo:GeographicRegion) [5], but the property
is described as *The property of a language or writing system* [emphasis
added] *being used somewhat extensively in a particular geographical region
at some point in time* (although the domain is not restricted). In our work
with K Dictionaries in 2016 [6] we decided to create a custom property
kd:geographicalUsage for this, but I would say that opting for the language
tag option, whenever possible, would be preferable.

Hope this helps :)



[1] https://www.w3.org/International/articles/language-tags/
[2] https://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-choosing-language-tags
[4] https://www.w3.org/community/ontolex/wiki/Lexicography
[5] http://lexvo.org/ontology
[6] Bosque-Gil, Julia, et al. “Modelling multilingual lexicographic
resources for the Web of Data: The K Dictionaries case.” GLOBALEX 2016
Lexicographic Resources for Human Language Technology Workshop Programme.

El mar., 7 may. 2019 a las 12:11, Nicola Carboni (<nicola.carboni@uzh.ch>)

> Dear ontolex community,
> I am currently modelling some data using ontolex and lexinfo.
> However, I have some doubts on how to relate a a lexical entry to a
> specific spatial area. My intent is to declare that an entry is being used
> in a specific region in a country or in limited spatial area (a valley, or
> in a small island for example).
> I was wondering if anyone had faced the same challenge and which are the
> adopted solutions to the problem.
> Best,
> Nicola
> --
> Nicola Carboni
> Research Fellow
> University of Zurich Post Box 23
> Ramistrasse 71 8006 Zurich
> Switzerland


Julia Bosque Gil
PhD Student
Ontology Engineering Group <http://www.oeg-upm.net/>
Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
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