[rdfweb-dev] foaf use case: vegetarian / airline bookings

Dan Brickley danbri at w...
Thu Dec 19 10:59:27 UTC 2002

* Ian Davis <iand at i...> [2002-12-19 10:47+0000]
> On Thursday, 19 December 2002 at 01:36, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > It should be possible to expose one's vegetarianism via FOAF.
> > eg by using the class http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/Vegetarian
> > [snip]
> > While this may (ahem) cater for computing types who fly too much in their work,
> > it seems both useful, and simple. Just wanted to get it written down at least.
> Neat. I'll be using it but I'm an EasyJet[1] kind of traveller so booking
> meals doesn't figure into the equation :)
> I'm still in two minds about the Wordnet thing in general. I think
> having nouns and adjectives to point at is incredibly useful, I just
> get wound up by some of the arbitrariness of Wordnet's content and
> relations. For example, the Vegetarian class[2] is a subclass of
> Something which appears to be a subclass of itself.

That's very likely a bug in my perl, rather than in the underlying dataset. 
I've tried to splatter around health warnings re the class hierarchies you get 
from my wordnet urls, but I should just take 10 mins and fix the code...


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