Sunday, October 19, 2014

Car Conceptuatlization in WordNet

This is my current conceptualization of the terms relating to car in the Wordnet hierarchy. Hierarchies are for synsets. synset-motor_vehicle-noun-1.rdf is a hyponymOf synset-self-propelled_vehicle-noun-1. wordsense-automotive-vehicle-noun-1 is a sense of word-automotive-vehicle which fits in the synset-motor_vehicle-noun-1.rdf synset.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Select Part_Of Ontology Triples

This is an attempt to write down all of the triples that describe the relation of a contribution to a wheel of a car. I am unsure, but the term wheel may not be needed since it is described with a hyponym relationship in the synset-car_wheel_noun-1.rdf file.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Drilling Down W3C Wordnet using Grep (a novice adventure)

 I downloaded wn20full (WordNet on the W3C site ( and searched the contents for instances of wheel. The first is the string "wheel" with and without spaces around it, and the second is the string "wheel" with spaces around it. I then looked at the output for appropriate instances of wheels that could be used on automobiles. Thank you grymoire for your wonderful tutorial on regular expressions ( that helped make this possible.

The commands were as follows:

grep -n "wheel" /home/brent/Downloads/wn20full/* > /home/brent/Documents/wheel_long.txt

grep -n " wheel " /home/brent/Downloads/wn20full/* > /home/brent/Documents/wheel_short.txt
I plan to use these for the REA construction presented earlier.The next step is to figure out what to use in this, and if it can be referenced online. It would be wonderful if I could also do a SPARQL query.

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Thank you to..

Melvin Carvalho, Kingsley Idehen, Manu Sporny, Timothy Holborn, Jason Stone, Elf Palvik, Markus Sabadello, Owen Amber, Michel Bauwens, Gannon Dick, Samuel Rose, John Wilbanks, Greg S., Tyler Barton, Micah Alcorn, Jacob Johnson, Jaywalker, Cassady Dixon, Jack Senechal, Paul Trevithick, Justin Briggs, Rory Ford, Sean Satterlee, Amanda Harlin, Kendall Werts, Rhett Greenhagen, Lawrence Kincheloe, Toby Inkster, David Wood, Tiberius Brastaviceanu, Dan Weaver, Josh Cowan,Waylon Flinn, Carrie Olson, Beau Schwabe, Doc Searls, and countless others that I have not mentioned...

for your positive encouragement or assistance with this project

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Concept Map to Structured Data

Illustration of the need for a tool that aids the user in converting a rough concept map to structured data expressed using standard ontologies.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Trying to install Fuseki

Is fuseki a simple local sparql endpoint to start with? My instinct is cwm, phpld, and gold are for the more experienced.  Maybe not cwm....I just want to sparql query data.

I will try Fuseki first:
I will start by Installing Java.

Then I will follow the tutorial, by first installing Jena and Fuseki.

I started looking here:

I have a fuseki server running at: http://localhost:3030/fuseki.html
I wonder if it will work. Thus far it has proved to be rewarding.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Chat on #swig for September 28, 2014 - Melvin's Discussion of Bitmark

It all started when Melvin Carvalho was using a hubot called klaranet on IRC which was awarding kudos to those in the room. It was another day on Freenode's #swig channel. He talked to me about his excitement about bitmark, a new form of crypto-currency, which is used by klaranet.

Bitmark's aim is to integrate crypto-currencies and RESTful principles with 5-star linked data. In its implementation, it uses URIs, which can be integrated with Payswarm, WebCredits (see also wiki), and Bitcoin. Bitmarks can be sent from URIs to other URIs, with the record of their movement stored as RDF. These URIs can then be used in IRC with klaranet. Bitmarks can also be sent to IRC nicknames (supposedly identifiers as Melvin described them), which can be authorized through registration with the network (at least on Freenode). In addition, Melvin believes that personas, which can be URIs describing people, will be tied together with owl:SameAs. From the discussion, it seems unclear if IRC nicknames can also refer to URIs.

In short he says the key of what he said was, "Apply the principals of Web Architecture and Fielding’s REST to cryptographic currency, in order to become truly decentralized and scale without limits"

The Bitmark project started only recently, as indicated by the Bitcoin talk forum,  and so far it has been doing quite well. A recent interview about Bitmark is also available at Bitcoinist.