[foaf-dev] Fictional stuff (was: Re: foaf:Person vs crm:E21.Person)

Danny Ayers danny.ayers at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 22:39:53 CEST 2009

2009/6/4 Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt at koeln.de>:

> Speaking of which: does anyone know if there are any vocabularies that model fiction? Fictional universes, places, times, characters? Structure of fictional narration?
> I think it's worth having those as classes of their own. Especially characters deserve a special treatment I think.

Interesting point.

> So I would say the character John Malkovich in "Being John Malkovich" is a separate entity from the real-life person John Malkovich. This enables you to describe the special characteristics given to him in the film and to describe his actions in it without implying that the real person did that.

Might that not be possible by the use of a single class?

       a foaf:Person;
       a x:FictionalEntity;
       foaf:name "John Malkovich";

(loved that film btw, even though John Malkovich usually irritates the
heck out of me :)



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