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Classification Ontology about Semantic Web information items

This is a suggested ontology to classify information items gathered by us. It can be easily expressed using SKOS or an RDFS class hierarchy. Use the following keywords for tagging items in del.icio.us or other tagging websites.

Classes defined

  • article - magazine article
  • blog - blog discussing SW topics
  • book - indicates a textbook, applies to the book's home page, review or listing in Amazon or such.
  • casestudy - Article on a business case
  • conference/event - conferences or events where you can learn about the Semantic Web
  • demo/demonstration - interactive SW demo
  • forum - a forum on semantic web or related topics
  • presentation - Powerpoint or similar slide show
  • person - If this is a person's home page or blog, see below.
  • publication - a scientific publication
  • ontology - a formalisation of a shared conceptualization using OWL, RDFS, SKOS or something else based on RDF :-)
  • organization - If the page is the home page of an organization, research, vendor etc, see below.
  • portal - a portal website Semantic Web or related topics, usually hosting information items, mailinglists, community tools
  • project - a research (for example EU-IST) or other project that addresses Semantic Web issues
  • mailinglist - a mailinglist on semantic Web or related topics
  • person - ideally a person that is well known regarding the Semantic Web (people who can do keynote speakers), may also be any related person
  • press - a press release by a company or an article about Semantic Web
  • recommended - If the resource is seen to be in the top 10 of its kind
  • specification - a Semantic Web specification (RDF, RDF/S, OWL, etc)
  • software project/tool - For product/project home pages
    • This can get endlessly complicated - see AI3's list of 26 categories
    • browser, dbms, inference engine, rdf store, rdf api .... specifies the type of software.
    • editor - rdf editors
    • end user applications - for browsers or tools that provide some functionality for end users
    • stop here as this gets endlessly complicated otherwise. Perhaps switch to use "Tags" for more free-form annotation.
  • successstory - Article that can contain advertisment and clearly shows the benefit of semantic web
  • tutorial - a tutorial teaching some aspect of semantic web, an example
  • vocabulary - a RDF vocabulary

If the page describes an organization, it can be tagged as:

  • vendor
  • research
  • enduser

If the page is a person's home page or blog or similar, it could be:

  • opinionleader
  • researcher
  • journalist
  • executive
  • geek

The type of audience can also be tagged, for example: LeoSauermann: changed the word to mean a type of audience (beginners)

  • generalpublic
  • beginners
  • technicians
  • researchers

Input for this ontology

LeoSauermann analysed some sources and decided whats in whats in and whats not :-)

Input that was not considered yet:

o means its in, x its not.

  • Dave Beckett's list contains classes for:
    • RDF Documents (x - too generic)
    • RDF Publications (o)
    • RDF Discussions (o forum, mailinglist, portal)
    • RDF Press (o)
    • Presentations and Events (o)
    • Netscape, Mozilla and RDF (x, too special)
    • RDF Editors and Tools (o)
    • RDF Applications and Projects (o)
    • RDF Tutorials and Examples (o)
    • Semantic Web (x, too generic)
    • RDF Site Summary (RSS) (x, too special)
    • Personal Opinions (x, too special)
    • Other Resources (x)
  • Jeff Z Pan list
    • Semantic Web Languages (x, there are only a few left, not interesting)
    • Semantic Web Projects (o)
    • Semantic Web Tools (o)
    • Semantic Web Papers (o)
    • Semantic Web Conferences (o)
    • Semantic Web Press & News (o)
  • [1]
    • ontology (o)

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