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Re: Early draft of shared activity list

From: Martin Alvarez-Espinar <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2017 14:02:38 +0000
Message-ID: <CAL8AgZRUWiM7KhevJXE_AQVR02n7vNSUzdyShCnO9QPfynxizg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@theodi.org>, public-openactive@w3.org
Cc: "public-opentrack@w3.org" <public-opentrack@w3.org>
Hi Leigh, all,

My apologies. I recently joined OpenActive, and I didn't introduce myself.
In brief, I work for CTIC, a Spanish technology centre involved in *-Data.
Also, playing the role of Head at W3C Office in Spain, and Athletics

Currently, I'm working on a model to represent Athletics (high-level
events, competition management, competitors and results) [1]. We call it
OpenTrack, and we recently opened a Community Group. European Athletics is
supporting the idea of having this common vocabulary to represent Athletics
so we will spread our work with other federations easily. All works are
public in our Github repo [2].

Apart from the conceptual model, I'm trying to define a taxonomy of
Athletics disciplines that can be aligned with yours. We are at an early
stage [3] but I see some points where I can provide feedback to this
activity list. Taxonomy of disciplines [3] includes the type of events and
some properties needed to represent each one (i.e., pentathlon is different
if held either indoors or outdoors). Should I comment on / edit the
spreadsheet or just reply by email? I'm glad to collaborate.

Of course, since our idea is creating a subsequent RDF schema, along with
some SKOS taxonomies, we'll be aligned with OpenActive and other existing

Thanks in advance.


[1] https://w3c.github.io/opentrack-cg/spec/model/overview
[2] https://github.com/w3c/opentrack-cg
[3] https://w3c.github.io/opentrack-cg/spec/model/disciplines

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On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:28 AM Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@theodi.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> The following google doc has an early draft of a shared activity list. The
> list combines the existing lists that have been shared with the group to
> date, with some additional descriptions.
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yWpVXGr91NiqWuCr7EBdVI2uhzxgN3Qw-oIKNMuhTeQ/edit#gid=1315372676
> Thanks for Kim and Becky for taking a lead on this work.
> Please have a look at the list and share your feedback with the group.
> There are a few items to note what I'd like to start discussing in
> tomorrow's call.
> There are a few terms in yellow which have been flagged up for further
> discussion
> Some items are missing descriptions, which will need to be added.
> The list currently have Sport and Physical Activity as top terms. This is
> because in the current data, everything falls into one of those two
> categories. But there are reasons why they may be better represented as
> collections. I'm interested in views on this.
> We are using the SKOS standard to organise the list, there's a reasonable
> overview of its key points on Wikipedia:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Knowledge_Organization_System#Overview
> Representing activities as concepts (or terms) gives us more flexibility,
> as we can attach notes, documentation, identifiers and add cross-references
> between them.
> We can also represent activities as collections. This allows us to group
> together sports and physical activities in multiple ways. But we then don't
> have the option to annotate or organise those collections.
> Cheers,
> L.
> --
> Leigh Dodds, Senior Consultant, theODI.org
> @ldodds
> The ODI, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE
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