kinda like a Taxonomy, but with more clauses defining relationships among terms
Oct'2021 Dorian Taylor thread: it is the most organized way to write down a set of conceptual entities and semantic relations and then voilà you can start computing with them... very handy thing to have in your back pocket is lov (https://lov.linkeddata.es/dataset/lov/) which is basically npm for ontologies.... if you write it the proper way (in rdf-a like these guys https://privatealpha.com/ontology/) then the spec is simultaneously human- and machine-readable... vocabs that are obviously useful:
- people http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/
- places https://w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos
- orgs https://w3.org/TR/vocab-org/
- concepts https://w3.org/TR/skos-primer/
- IBIS https://vocab.methodandstructure.com/ibis
- commerce http://heppnetz.de/ontologies/goodrelations/v1.html#
- samples https://w3.org/TR/vocab-data-cube/
- provenance https://w3.org/TR/prov-o/
- documents (purl is down rn?) https://github.com/structureddynamics/Bibliographic-Ontology-BIBO/
- socialnet stuff http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec/
- no standard for tasks/to-do-list?
- Dorian's partially-done Process Model Ontology? https://vocab.methodandstructure.com/process-model Yikes it extends IBIS, events, and SKOS, and breaks things down into Goals, Tasks, Methods, Actions, State....
I think in many cases a Shared Language is as far as you're likely to get. And maybe WikiWord/Sister Sites is the right way to capture that.
Maybe MicroFormat is compromise for standardized non-doc data types?
John Wilkins worked on this in the 1600s.
- see essay by Jorge Luis Borges
Related to the Semantic Web?
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