W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > semantic-web@w3.org > October 2009

Re: Linked (genealogy) data

From: Pipian <pipian@pipian.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2009 18:43:14 -0400
Cc: <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B1572D30-C04C-49A1-9D85-174327B61AB8@pipian.com>
To: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>

On Oct 1, 2009, at 4:51 PM, John Goodwin wrote:

>
> I've been working on my family tree as linked data in my spare time.  
> A few sample URIs for anyone interested:
>
> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/I0243
> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/I0265
> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/F003
>
> Birth/death events are linked to places in DBpedia, e.g.
>
> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/family/event1918
>
> I did the initial conversion with this http://svn.foaf-project.org/foaftown/2009/gedcom/ 
> .
>
> Anyone else tried family trees as linked data? Hoping for some long  
> lost relatives also into RDF so I can connect some nodes (not likely  
> I know :)).
>
> John

I've fiddled with RDF+Genealogy in the past, but never managed to  
really get anything off the ground.  About the closest I ever got was  
in assisting with Hilton Campbell with specing up the data model for  
his (now defunct?) Distributed Family Tree project, which was going to  
use OWL.[1]

As far as I know, no one has really taken RDF with genealogy and run  
with it though, although I'm always eager to hear about (and possibly  
help out with) anyone who has anything on it.

--Ian Jacobi

[1] http://www.dftproject.org/wiki/Data_model
Received on Thursday, 1 October 2009 22:44:08 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 19:48:02 UTC