In the RDF for authority records there is a reference to a VIAF ontology here:

which returns a 404. That vocabulary does not appear to be used in VIAF anymore as far as I can tell but Iím not certain. To be honest, it represented a rather complex approach to modeling VIAF data (viaf:NameAuthorityCluster) that Iím happy to see replaced by a much more straightforward approach.


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On Apr 7, 2014, at 10:52 PM, Richard Wallis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Eric,
> Is this what you are looking for:
> ~Richard
> On 7 April 2014 22:15, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Can somebody here point me to an RDF file describing the VIAF ontology?
>> Does an authoritative list of VIAF classes and properties exist, and if so,
>> where can I get a copy? --Eric Lease Morgan
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