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Subject: Re: [xmlvoc] organization?

* Patrick Durusau
| Merriam-Webster offers:
| a. association, society
| b. an administrative and functional structure (as a business or a
| political party);

b sounds to me like it's close to what we want, if not entirely there.
| Obviously includes legal entity, standards body (upcoming term), but
| also less formally recognized entites, such as the IRA or PLO.


| Question I have is more fundamental: Where would one use
| organization in an XML vocabulary? Is it meant to be a superclass
| that includes standards body, legal entity, etc.? If so, what
| purpose is served by the larger container? Does it only exclude
| individuals?

Here's what we had in mind originally:
 - Legal entity
   - Organization
     - Standards body
   - Person

Does that help?

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
GSM: +47 98 21 55 50                  <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >

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