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Re: Early draft of shared activity list

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@theodi.org>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 15:35:45 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJsy4=P=AfU4BUbYNE4LrKAyE-1zn35e5KrGH+hc=e2q83ygTw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Alvarez-Espinar <martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org>
Cc: public-openactive@w3.org, "public-opentrack@w3.org" <public-opentrack@w3.org>
Hi Martin,

Thanks for the introduction and welcome to the group. For now it would be
great if you could provide any feedback on the list.

For our activity list we've agreed a strategy that involves merging several
existing lists to create a common reference point. It would be useful to
compare data and ensure there's alignment where useful.



On 9 May 2017 at 15:02, Martin Alvarez-Espinar <
martin.alvarez@fundacionctic.org> wrote:

> 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
> enthusiast.
> 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
> works.
> Thanks in advance.
> Martin
> [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/1yWpVXGr91NiqWuCr7EBdVI2uhzxgN
>> 3Qw-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

Leigh Dodds, Senior Consultant, theODI.org
The ODI, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE
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