[okfn-discuss] LOV project

miguel at poderopedia.com miguel at poderopedia.com
Wed Jul 11 13:48:20 UTC 2012

Hi Sam
The LOV project sounds great
You might want to check PoderVocabulary. This is a vocabulary that we created for Poderopedia: Who is who in business and politics. It is open source and it focusses on the connections between people, companies and institutions. 

We use OWL (Web Ontology Language) as the basis of our work to define our vocabulary, because it provides us the semantic richness and extensibility we needed for our goals. We also based our work on two main vocabularies: Friend-of-a-friend (FOAF) to express information about people, organizations, etc. and BIO, an extension of FOAF focused on biographical information.

Starting from those vocabularies, we extended them to incorporate what we called "Connections," that is, relations between people, companies, institutions and news, with some context -- we added many new classes and subclasses of connections. 

We hope it can be a small contribution to the open-source community

PoderVocabulary In Github: https://github.com/poderopedia/PoderVocabulary

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   1. Announcing the Linked Open Vocabularies project (Sam Leon)


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Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:32:04 +0100
From: Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org>
Subject: [okfn-discuss] Announcing the Linked Open Vocabularies
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Dear All,

Big news today that the brilliant Linked Open Vocabularies
project<http://lov.okfn.org/dataset/lov/index.html>has now officially
migrated to Open Knowledge Foundation servers. We are
very pleased to welcome this fantastic project to the family.

For those who don't know the the Linked Open Vocabularies Project can be
summed up in 5 simple points:

   - LOV is about vocabularies (aka. metadata element sets or ontologies)
   in OWL / RDFS used to describe linked data.
   - LOV provides a single-stop access to the Vocabulary Commons ecosystem
   - LOV helps to improve vocabularies understanding, visibility,
   usability, synergy, sustainability and overall quality
   - LOV promotes a technically and socially sustainable management of the
   Vocabulary Commons ecosystem
   - LOV is a community and open project. You are welcome to join the team
   of gardeners of the Vocabulary Commons!

Read more about it in Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche's post for the Open
Knowledge Foundation
Please do circulate this news to your friends and networks.

All the best,

Sam Leon
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Twitter: @noeL_maS
Skype: samedleon
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