[foaf-dev] alternate names for people

Bob Ferris zazi at elbklang.net
Wed Jun 2 16:13:57 CEST 2010


Hi,

Am 02.06.2010 15:03, schrieb Ross Singer:
> If the same resource is used (and we just use foaf:name/skos:altLabel
> to distinguish "identities"), how does an application know which is
> the proper label to display for a particular association?
>
> For example, would<http://openlibrary.org/works/OL15104151W>  run the
> risk of its<dct:creator>  displaying "Daniel Handler"?  Would
> <http://dbpedia.org/resource/69_Love_Songs>  have<dct:contributor>
> show up as "Lemony Snicket"?
>
> There is probably also something useful about segregating these
> identities for other reasons, as well -- grouping the stuff by a
> particular persona together, for example.
>
> Perhaps this calls for some notion of foaf:isAliasOf or foaf:alias or
> foaf:aka or something?

+1 for foaf:alias

I thought that there exists already something like that. It is also very 
useful for modelling musicians.
Maybe it also something for the Relationship Ontology[1].

Cheers,

Bob


[1] http://vocab.org/relationship/


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