Project Definition


The Semanic effort is an attempt to create a small experimental semantic web featuring formal semantic modeling and integration of genealogical data.  It employs some ambitious/radical temporal reasoning techniques and high expressivity.  In particular, it boldly reifies all times as a shared library of time interval instances to boost the expressivity of temporal reasoning.  The name "Semanic" is meant to be a sticky/memorable pun that suggests a somewhat manic ambition in combining many difficult-to-reconcile design goals into one ontology.
Project Goals

  • Support next generation modeling
    • Demonstrate how we do it.
    • Demonstrate its utility
  • Support next generation genealogical needs.
  • Create a small example of a self-contained semantic web.