SNaP Event Ontology

Latest Version
http://data.press.net/ontology/event/
Created
2011-07-28
Last Modified
2012-04-20
Authors
Jarred McGinnis
Paul Wilton
Paul Harman

Abstract

The Event Ontology models news-worthy events and their relationship to news assets and stuff (simple entities) in the world.

Design Notes

The Event ontology inherits fully from this public domain Event Ontology. The object property subEventOf is an rdfs:subPropertyOf event:sub_event with the addition of transitivity. Events also subClass Stuff and allowing Assets to be associated with Events. Events are considered compound entities in our domain (i.e. they are rich entities made through the relation of other entities, namely people, organisations, locations and things both tangible and intangible). Title give us a nice human-friendly label to which we can refer to the event such as 'World War 2', 'The Irish Troubles' or 'UK Budget 2012'.

Overview Of Terms

An alphabetical index of the ontology terms, divided into classes, properties and individuals. All the terms are hyperlinked to their detailed description for quick reference.

Classes: | Event

Properties: | summary | title | theme | subEventOf

Ontology Terms

Classes

Class: Event

Label Generic Event Class
Status testing

Generic Event Class, a subclass of event:Event. The Event class also subclasses pnt:Stuff as it is a Compound domain entity, this inheritance means news assets can be tagged with Events

Object Properties

Property: theme

LabelAssociates an Event with an intangible theme
Statustesting
Range  http://data.press.net/ontology/stuff/Intangible
Domain Event

Property for expressing the theme of an event, its range is pns:Intangible

Property: subEventOf

LabelTransitive Property defining a parent-child relationship between events
Statustesting
Range Event
Domain Event

Transitive Property defining a parent-child relationship between events. Event Y is a sub event of Event X

Datatype Properties

Property: summary

LabelAn Event summary
Statustesting
Range  http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Domain Event

Property for expressing an event summary. Datatype is String

Property: title

LabelAn Event title
Statustesting
Range  http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#string
Domain Event

Property for expressing an event title. Datatype is String