1074Re: [govtrack] RDF ontologies or vocabularies for US government
- Aug 28, 2012Hey, Francis.
I just copied the schemas into a new directory here:
(They actually never were at those URLs. This was before linked data was really a thing, so it wasn't expected that your URIs actually did anything.)
Besides that, the only relevant work I know of and can remember is at http://oegov.org/.
There is some interest at HHS and at two other agencies in developing an ontology of exec. branch agencies. For the new healthdata.gov, I minted URIs for the top-level agencies within HHS. I don't have the ontology handy, but you can see an example at http://hub.healthdata.gov/dataset/2008-basic-stand-alone-carrier and scroll down to the author_id field. For instance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is:
But we didn't get up to putting anything at that URL. Other people on the HealthData.gov team are actively working on some other related angles.
- Josh Tauberer (@JoshData) http://razor.occams.info
On 08/28/2012 02:06 PM, Francis wrote:
I'm looking for any existing RDF ontologies or vocabularies for US government stuff, in particular for bills, political persons (e.g. those with bioguide IDs), and government agencies and bureaus. Does anyone know of any or where I might look for them? (I'm hoping not to reinvent the wheel.) For example, Josh Tauberer many years ago created several rdf ontologies for some work he did on rdf-izing his scraped govtrack data. I am aware of three: usgov http://www.rdfabout.com/rdf/schema/usgovt/ pol http://www.rdfabout.com/rdf/schema/politico/ bill http://www.rdfabout.com/rdf/schema/usbill/ There is still rdf data available that uses these at http://www.govtrack.us/data/rdf/, but the ontology descriptions are gone. (Each of the urls above redirects to a sparql endpoint http://www.rdfabout.com/sparql which appears to be dead.) ------------------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/govtrack/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/govtrack/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
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