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RE: [spam] IRC Meeting about "People in RDF" - vCard/RDF, FOAF, and more 11:00 ET Friday #swig

From: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@afp.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 18:52:31 +0100
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The IPTC - the standards body for the news industry - has developed a
"person" module for its News Architecture framework (acronym NAR). I will
not details the framework here, let's say that it focuses on representing
news, news packages, news events and concepts (topics) associated with news.

It aims at being compatible with the sem.web but does not rely on RDF/XML,
1/ RDF is too verbose for efficient real time data exchange (therefore we
will use GRDDL to provide RDF mappings)
2/ concepts are modelled at a semantic level closer to Topic Maps. 
3/ NAR represents not only metadata but also content (stories), better
represented in pure semi-structured XML.

We need to represent people, organisation, geopolitical areas, point of
interests associated with news and news events.
We end up with a person having
1/ generic properties of all types of concepts (names, definitions, editors
editors notes)
2/ specific properties of a person (date of birth, date of death, gender,
contact information, affiliations etc..)

A public Candidate Recommendation of the NAR will be published in a few
weeks. We are in touch with the W3C Multimedia Semantics Incubator Group for
making NAR-RDF/XML mappings work well, and would be happy to share our views
on a useful set of information about a person with other groups.

Note: sorry, I won't be available for you irc.

Laurent Le Meur
IPTC NAR chair
AFP Médialab

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Envoyé : jeudi 2 novembre 2006 02:41
À : semantic-web@w3.org
Objet : [spam] IRC Meeting about "People in RDF" - vCard/RDF, FOAF, and more
11:00 ET Friday #swig


    There's currently at least two representations of "people" in RDF,
FOAF[1] and vCard/RDF[2] (updated by Norm Walsh[3]).  There may be more
- what else is out there? I do remember some people in the life sciences
also having a representation for people, but I can't find a URI for it.

    It would be great for the Semantic Web to attempt to make sure
vCard/RDF maps in some standard manner to FOAF and vice versa, and also
think about compatibility between both those efforts and microformats.
For those in the Interest Group who would like to focus on this effort,
please drop by #swig [4] at 11:00 EST this Friday Nov 3rd. Hope to see
some of you there!



Harry Halpin,  University of Edinburgh 
http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin 6B522426

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