The Semanic Effort
- The Semanic effort is an attempt to create a small experimental semantic web featuring formal semantic modeling and integration of genealogical data. It employs some ambitious/radical temporal reasoning techniques and high expressivity. In particular, it boldly reifies all times as a shared library of time interval instances to boost the expressivity of temporal reasoning. The name is meant to be a sticky/memorable pun that suggests a somewhat manic ambition in combining many difficult-to-reconcile design goals and the hated single ontology.
- The most recent ontology is to be found at http://semanic.org/OntDef/08-26-12/SemanticGEDCOM.owl.
- The time instance data is found at "http://semanic.org/RefDat/09-26-12/Time/TimeWeb.owl". This is a large file. You may want to individually load the 100-year files.
- To submit a SPARQL or Prolog query against the genealogical data, go to this link.
- Peterson, E., Reified Literals: A Best Practice Candidate Design Pattern for Increased Expressivity in the Intelligence Community, Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense, and Security, Fairfax, VA, 2010