Have you considered EAC-CPF?
On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Lepczyk, Timothy <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> So, what we are doing is establishing the relationships between people and
> organizations from a set of court cases where slaves sued for their
> freedom. Those interested can get a bit more information here:
> http://digital.wustl.edu/legalencodingproject/about.html. We're
> interested in people's roles in the court cases, but also their roles
> society and the organizations to which they belong.
> Our ontology will either be based of CIDOC-CRM or it will be based off
> some CIDOC concepts combined with some FOAF concepts. Optimally, I'd like
> to only use CIDOC if possible. To do that though, is it best to include all
> of the classes which a concept belongs to? For instance, I will use the
> class "person". Is it necessary to include the super classes of "Actor"
> "Persistent Item" and "CRM Entity"?
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> Alexander Johannesen
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Ontology Question
> > Is it okay to just use the classes I need or should I include the super
> classes which they belong to?
> I think we also need to define a few concepts here. What do you mean,
> "include"? As far as I can tell, you want to say something like "Here's a
> few concepts we're using, and their definition is based off this other
> ontology over *there* (pointing)", but that's not always the case, so just
> Now, Karen is of course right in her take on it, but there's a little
> thing that require a bit of focus, and that's how this new ontology is
> going to be used. Is it one of these manual labour things where it doesn't
> actually require formal definitions as much as a human one, or is it
> (however you use the ontology) to be passed through a tool, or more
> formally passed through an inferencer?
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