[ckan-discuss] Fwd: Organization ontology

Daniel Dietrich daniel.dietrich at okfn.org
Tue Jun 1 11:07:55 BST 2010

I am sure you have seen this. Just in case anyone missed it.


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> Resent-From: public-egov-ig at w3.org
> From: Dave Reynolds <dave.e.reynolds at googlemail.com>
> Date: 1. Juni 2010 09:50:32 MESZ
> To: Linked Data community <public-lod at w3.org>, public-egov-ig at w3.org
> Subject: Organization ontology
> We would like to announce the availability of an ontology for description of organizational structures including government organizations.
> This was motivated by the needs of the data.gov.uk project. After some checking we were unable to find an existing ontology that precisely met our needs and so developed this generic core, intended to be extensible to particular domains of use.
> The ontology is documented at [1] and some discussion on the requirements and design process are at [2].
> W3C have been kind enough to offer to host the ontology within the W3C namespace [3]. This does not imply that W3C endorses the ontology, nor that it is part of any standards process at this stage. They are simply providing a stable place for posterity.
> Any changes to the ontology involving removal of, or modification to, existing terms (but not necessarily addition of new terms) will be announced to these lists. We suggest that any discussion take place on the public-lod list to avoid further cross-posting.
> Dave, Jeni, John
> [1] http://www.epimorphics.com/public/vocabulary/org.html
> [2] http://www.epimorphics.com/web/category/category/developers/organization-ontology
> [3] http://www.w3.org/ns/org# (available in RDF/XML, N3, Turtle via conneg or append .rdf/.n3/.ttl)

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