[foaf-dev] New FOAF properties

Bob Ferris zazi at smiy.org
Mon Sep 12 11:49:41 CEST 2011

Hi Bruce,

the Cognitive Characteristics Ontology (CCO) can not be seen as an 
ontology for describing an entire CV/Resume, although experience and 
parts of the education can be described with the help of terms of CCO 
(see also the cco:CharacteristicDynamics [1] modelling option for this 
issue). Furthermore, projects can be related with FOAF terms 
(foaf:pastProject [2], foaf:currentProject [3]).
DOAC looks very promising for describing an entire CV/Resume. It claims 
compatibility to Europass (see [4]). The problem with DOAC is at least 
at the moment that the ontology specification information resource [5] 
doesn't resolve. I found a further example at schemapedia (see [6]). 
AFAIK I reviewed DOAC as well before I started modelling CCO. 
Unfortunately, I cannot remember my decision against utilising this 
vocabulary for my use case :\
While browsing the LOV repository [7] for DOAC, I discovered the Whois 
Vocabulary [8], which also seems to be quite promising for modelling an 
entire CV/Resume.



[1] http://purl.org/ontology/cco/core#CharacteristicDynamics
[2] http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#term_pastProject
[3] http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#term_currentProject
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Description_of_a_Career
[5] http://ramonantonio.net/doac/0.1/#
[6] http://schemapedia.com/schemas/doac
[7] http://labs.mondeca.com/dataset/lov/
[8] http://www.kanzaki.com/ns/whois#

On 9/12/2011 6:29 AM, Bruce Whealton wrote:
> That's interesting. So, would you use this ontology for specifying an
> entire CV/Resume in RDF/OWL? I see the option for specifying skills but
> what about experience/employment and education?
> Bruce
> -----Original Message----- From: Bob Ferris
> Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2011 8:10 AM
> To: foaf-dev at lists.foaf-project.org
> Subject: Re: [foaf-dev] New FOAF properties
> Hi Bruce,
> On 9/10/2011 9:28 AM, Bruce Whealton wrote:
>> Dan,
>> That was very detailed and very helpful. Thanks.
>> IMHO, I think we do need something for expressing resume type
>> information.
>> It is good to have a foaf:interest but one also likes to express one's
>> skills.
> Yes, this is exactly the domain you can describe with the help of the
> Cognitive Characteristics Ontology [1], i.e., this vocabulary includes
> terms to describe cognitive patterns in a short way with the help of
> binary relations by utilising sub properties of
> cco:cognitive_characteristics [2], e.g., cco:skill [3]. If you like to
> describe cognitive characteristics more in detail, you can utilise the
> cco:CognitiveCharacteristics concept. Please have a look at the examples
> section [5] of the CCO documentation, e.g., the cognitive patterns
> example [6].
>> I agree with what Bob was saying about CV that the skills,
>> experience and etc. should be related to a foaf:Person. A person has
>> certain skills and experience, not the document about them.
> Cool! ;)
>> I found DOAC - description of a career but that wasn't used too often
>> either
>> and was a bit awkward.
>> The only other thing I was thinking about on the foaf:interest is that a
>> dc:title should be included to provide a readable result for SPARQL
>> queries.
> Yep, this is always a good knowledge representation practise (to locally
> include a human-readable label of an utilised, external information
> resource).
>> Many profiles, that I've seen do use the dc:title attribute, though.
>> I don't know why CV references FOAF at the bottom of it's description
>> page
>> but does not ever use any foaf classes or properties.
>> I was reading a recent book on SPARQL and the author uses foaf often
>> for an
>> address book. I guess that is a good idea for using foaf. I thought it
>> would be helpful to keep track of all the different places where I have
>> accounts, blogs, wikis, etc. etc.
> Yep.
> Cheers,
> Bo
> [1] http://purl.org/ontology/cco/core#
> [2] http://purl.org/ontology/cco/core#cognitive_characteristic
> [3] http://purl.org/ontology/cco/core#skill
> [4] http://purl.org/ontology/cco/core#CognitiveCharacteristic
> [5] http://purl.org/ontology/cco/cognitivecharacteristics.html#sec-example
> [6]
> http://purl.org/ontology/cco/cognitivecharacteristics.html#sec-cognitive-patterns-example

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