Re: Family and Book ontologies

Dear Mohamed,

> 1. I'm developing now an ontology in which I need to describe persons, family relationships and book/author information.
> Is there a well known (consistent/mature/commonly used) ontologies or anybody knows or had used/tested/developed ontologies  about family or books.

For books, probably you would like to look at the FRBR-aligned Bibliographic Ontology (FaBiO), available at:

I think you may also be interested in reading a descriptive ontology article recently published in JWS [1] about the aforementioned ontology.

I hope it might help.

Have a nice day :-)


[1] - Peroni, S., Shotton, D. (2012). FaBiO and CiTO: ontologies for describing bibliographic resources and citations. In Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web, 17 (December 2012): 33-43. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.websem.2012.08.001

Silvio Peroni, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science
University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
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Received on Friday, 30 November 2012 08:49:57 UTC