bibo:Letter - linking to entities mentioned in a letter

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Uldis Bojars

May 26, 2015, 5:14:04 PM5/26/15

Bibo ontology is well-suited for modelling personal letters (= a part of a collection) but, when marking up contents of these letters, how do you link a bibo:Letter to named entities mentioned in this letter?

One approach would be to use bibo:references but is this the best way to do it?

<Letter_L1> a bibo:Letter ;
    dc:creator <Person_P1> ;
    bibo:recipient <Person_P2> ;

    dc:date "1920-01-01" ;
    bibo:place <Place_Riga> ;

    bibo:references <Entity_E1> .
(Another option would be to just leave those entities "hanging" by not linking them to anything but that's not a good practice)

What would you suggest?


Frederick Giasson

May 27, 2015, 10:27:04 AM5/27/15
Hi Uldis!
In fact it is "dcterms:references" and not "bibo:references" and yes
that would be the way to do that at the moment. dcterms:references is
really broad in its range (at least, assumed to be since DC didn't yet
defined a range for it, but was supposed in 2007...).

What you could do is to specialize it if required for your application.

Hope it helps :)



Bruce D'Arcus

May 27, 2015, 10:31:51 AM5/27/15
to Bibliographic Ontology Specification Group

I'm in a hurry, so won't add much, except to say this case isn't specific to letters; it applies to any content of a bibo:Document, including direct quotes.

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