I know there is vCard ontology but I need to express an address as plain dump literal. Which RDF property could be used best, or should I craft my own property as the data will not be much reusable anyway? The use case is a custom display of free-form address information, so all know about the literal data values is that it represents an address. Should I just misuse vcard:adr with a literal object instead of an instance of vcard:Address?

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I think it would be reasonable to craft your own property (certainly preferable to abusing vcard:adr).

If you are really keen on reusing a property http://dbpedia.org/property/address has few restrictions on its use (and it has all kinds of objects (integers, strings, URIs))

also - http://swrc.ontoware.org/ontology#address (but it doesn't seem to be widely used)

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answered 09 Dec '12, 12:35

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We used vcard:note to store plain text addresses before parsing them and storing them in a more structured way. It may not be the best choice, but for raw data (e.g., output of screen-scraper) any annotation property should do, such as rdfs:comment.

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answered 08 Dec '12, 03:04

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vcard:note seems to be for supplemental information - I am looking for an "alternative representation" to a vcard:Address. rdfs:comment and such are too broad.

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I crafted my own property but given the current work of the W3C Locations and Addresses Community Group, I might switch to locn:fullAddress. The property requires an additional locn:Address ressource to state the literal address of some ressource $x like this:

$x locn:address [ $a a locn:Address; locn:fullAddress "..." ] .

I'd like to avoid introduction of such a blank node and I am not sure about relation to established vCard and schema.org ontologies. .

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