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This ontology should be in LOV ... modulo said publication improvements.
 
The good news: Princeton publishes an official RDF version of WordNet 3.1, see http://wordnet-rdf.princeton.edu/. And the individual data resources like http://wordnet-rdf.princeton.edu/wn31/300001740-a are properly deployed according to the W3C recipes for linked data, as far as a quick test reveals (try 
curl -I -H "Accept: text/html"  http://wordnet-rdf.princeton.edu/wn31/300001740-a vs. 
curl -I -H "Accept: application/rdf+xml"  http://wordnet-rdf.princeton.edu/wn31/300001740-a to see how content negotiation works).

The bad news: The ontology at http://wordnet-rdf.princeton.edu/ontology is not deployed according to current best practices (HTML for humans, RDF in various syntaxes for machines). So even if you explicitly request text/html, you end up with RDF/XML, which most browsers cannot handle properly.

Try 

curl -I -H "Accept: text/html"  http://wordnet-rdf.princeton.edu/ontology

and you will get 

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:20:37 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.15 (Red Hat)
Content-Length: 31660
Connection: close
Content-Type: application/rdf+xml

It would be nice if Princeton would apply the recipes from http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-vocab-pub/.

Now, if an Ivy League university cannot properly deploy an ontology for the Semantic Web - shouldn't that tell us something about our best practices?
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So far this community settings allowed people to join without asking. I've changed to "everyboby can ask to join". The purpose is not to prevent anyone from joining, it's simply that it seems to be the only way to be notified of new members. Unless people present themselves and quickly explain why they joined (which nobody does, actually).
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Dimensions of online identity
Inspired by the current debates about social accounts in schema.org, some thoughts about online identity.
Ongoing discussion on how social accounts should be represented in schema.org is quite interesting to follow. I've not yet put directly my pinch of salt in this soup, just posted a side note on Google+, which triggered a smal...
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Just added (about:me) to the post title ...
I think we agree on the need for two properties now, but as said, I don't worry too much about the final choice.
But you must acknowledge that something like a Google+ URI can be used for both. You can use it as a declarative one and as an active one, a personal one and a social one. And if I read correctly what Google says about the role of Google+ profiles in the Knowledge Graph, it goes beyond that distinction.
And with my G+ URI you can communicate with me w/o using my email. This very conversation is a proof :)
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+Dan Brickley seems to have triggered, unwillingly I suppose, yet another post-httpRange-14 war episode, starting from :
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2014Apr/0109.html
I tend to agree with the pragmatic view of +Martin Hepp
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2014Apr/0146.html
 +Mike Bergman makes a good point in his answer
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2014Apr/0147.html
The names of things on the Web (URI) will eventually be really efficient when they achieve what makes natural language names efficient, flexibility allowing ambiguity and overloading in certain contexts, and accuracy in other ones. You don't need the accuracy requirements of a lawyer or a scientist in day-to-day conversation when you use words as "culprit" or "weight". But before the court or in a scientific paper you need them. 
Background reading for newbies in this old can of worms :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPRange-14
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+Alan Ruttenberg I like the idea of expanding the domain of the desired solution to include schema:Place and maybe other types of things. 
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Just created this new "Presentations" section  where you are warmly welcome to introduce yourself and your interest(s) in this community.
As a starter, let me introduce again the LOV dream team :)
All LOV code, back and front end, has been developed by +Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche. Curation team (adding, updating, communication with authors) includes +María Poveda Villalón +Ghislain ATEMEZING  +gyrard Amelie, and myself.
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The new interface is really cool. Current weather conditions and ten-days forecast at a glance on a neat timeline. Kudos to +Weather Underground team!
http://french.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=Guillestre#forecast-table
 
A first look at the new and improved WU! We've just launched our new site design and here's a look at our new logo. It's the first time in 19 years that we've changed our logo. For more info on the redesign process, visit:

www.wunderground.com/redesign?cm_ven=gp

#weather   #wunderground  
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Still cannot zoom in-out with your mouse scrollwheel inside the maps.  FAIL.
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Searching for a good definition of connective intelligence I stumbled on this excellent piece by +George Siemens on his blog "Connectivism".
Quote : "... the collective presents a “melting pot” of ideas. The connective represents a “mosaic” of ideas." 
Neat image, but go and read the whole stuff. For myself the sentence is clear at the end of the reading : I've been a connectivist for quite a while without being aware of it, now I'm glad I know it.
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Hi all. 

Just joined this community, indirectly thanks to +Henry Story question on the Semantic Web forum, with follow-up by +Eric Prud'hommeaux +David Spivak +Jean-Marc Vanel.
See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2014Apr/0039.html
I'm pretty sure none of those guys are members of this community (not checked, actually) in any case my search on RDF or SPARQL did not yield any result here.
Category Theory was in my cursus ... 40 years ago ... that means I've forgotten about everything, but this post rang a bell, and now I'm curious of what could come out of such a connection. I have to read and think more before posting abstract nonsense here, but will do in due time.
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 Five Stars of Linked Data Vocabulary Use
A short and clear editorial in the Semantic Web journal
by +Pascal Hitzler and al. (apologies to  co-authors for not mentioning them but I could not identify them on G+).
http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/system/files/swj653.pdf

Despite the disclaimer : "Our star rating is not concerned with the quality of the vocabularies (e.g., their consistency)." the proposal if adopted would lead to an indirect rating of vocabularies by their use. A vocabulary used by many Five-Star datasets (on this new scale) would de facto qualify as a Five-Star vocabulary.
To be compared with what I proposed two years ago http://bvatant.blogspot.fr/2012/02/is-your-linked-data-vocabulary-5-star_9588.html
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