The Emperor <the_emperor at m...>
the_emperor at m...
Sun Dec 15 13:19:52 UTC 2002
I was looking through WordNet and the WN 1.6/RDF page at xlmns (nice
work there) and I'd overlooked the possibility that community could
be defined to take in what I was calling groups and WordNet allows
Community-6 - people with shared goals and interests
Grouping >> Group >> Social_group >> Assemblage >> Gathering >> Body
>> Occupational_group >> Vocation >> Occupation >> Community
Community - a group of people coming together in the same area
Grouping >> Group >> Social_group >> Assemblage >> Gathering >>
so the Group would be defined by Community-6 while a communiy based
around a web site (or anything else like a school, workplace, etc.)
could be defined by Community.
As I said previously WN also gives the definitions we would need to
deine people who might have control over aspects of a webpage:
However, I can't seem to track down 'web site' in WN1.6 but I know it
is in WN 1.7:
I would imagine you could also define FOAFCorp using a more general
markup using (possibly using Community-6 for the grouping):
and I had a look at how it could be used in a religious context:
As in Community-6
as in Community:
and distinctions can be made:
and priest, bishop, imam, rabbi are all there.
So (after a bit of a ramble) I was wondering a couple of things:
1. If it is possible to use WordNet in that way to define the various
groupings and meanings of a community?
2. If so would it be a good idea to develop a new namespace or adapt
the existing ones (I could see a new one reducing the size of the
resulting XML documents, etc. but it might just not be required).
3. Would it be possible to move to WN 1.7?
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