W6 Vocabulary

an ontology to allow resource descriptions and reasoning based on the 6 questions : who, why, what, when, where, how

Status: very early experiments

see also : XOW (XHTML Outlines for W6) (older material)

Latest update: 2004-02-12


OWL ontology: w6.owl

Protege project file: w6.pprj

Protege-generated HTML description

Class diagram

In brief : a small and intuitive set of terms for recording key facets of a resource : who, what, why, when, where, how.

Motivation : initial blog post : http://dannyayers.com/archives/002135.html


in lieu of a proper write-up...

See also: XHTML Outlines and W6 blog notes, also XO and GRDDL

Use Cases

Assertion Processor

Tracking/accumulating assertions made by politians, bloggers etc. (so they can later be petard-hoist).

See http://www.benhammersley.com/dparchives/007958.html#comments

Universal Story ID

Identifying different versions of the same (news) story.

See http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/MikeWalsh/2003/11/28#a161


Idea in the centre, prompt for who, what, where etc.

Related Work

The idea behind w6 is very similar to evector's W4, only incremented a little to take advantage of the Semantic Web.

Misc Refs.



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