Copyright © 2008 Toby Inkster, some rights reserved.
This page is intended to be a demonstration of Cognition's unique abilities to parse both RDFa and microformats and combine the information gleaned from both into meaningful data, which can be exported in various formats. It also demonstrates a practical example of marking up a genealogy using existing standards. One extension to hCard is used:
Could this information be represented entirely using microformats, with no RDFa? Yes, but a separate page would need to be built for each person described due to limitations in XFN. RDFa provides the much needed ability to add semantic links from part of a page to another part of a page, thus allowing XFN links between different people represented on the same page.
Could this information be represented entirely using RDFa, with no microformats? Yes.
For simplicity sibling, cousin and grand-parent/child relationships are omitted. These can be figured out by following parent/child relationship links. (This family tree can be a bit confusing as people's titles and roles vary with time and with marriage. Names change on marriage and monarchs often adopt a regnal name upon inheriting their throne. Perhaps hResume could be used in an unconventional way to deal with these changes.)
Rationale: Queen Victoria and her children are included, as are any of her descendants who came to the throne, and the spouses of any monarchs. Princes Charles and William of Wales are included, as it is expected that the throne will in time pass to each of them. Other descendants of Queen Victoria and their spouses are omitted from the table of contents for brevity, but are often included in the text of the page.
Queen of the United Kingdom, Empress of India.DBpedia.org: Victoria of the United Kingdom
Prince Consort.DBpedia.org: Albert, Prince Consort
German Empress and Queen of Prussia.
Known to her family as “Vicky”, and later to the German people as “Empress Frederick” or “Kaiserin Friedrich”.DBpedia.org: Victoria, Princess Royal
Born Albert Edward
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India.
Popularly known as “Peacemaker” for his work fostering good relations between major European powers.DBpedia.org: Edward VII of the United Kingdom
In 1868, Alfred survived an assassination attempt while picnicking on the beach in the Sydney suburb of Clontarf while in New South Wales. Alfred was ingloriously saved because the bullet struck him at a point where his India-rubber braces, holding his trousers up, crossed over. The bullet was deflected around his rib-cage and did no major harm.DBpedia.org: Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
She is regarded as the Queen's most beautiful daughter by both contemporary and modern biographers.DBpedia.org: Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Earl of Sussex.DBpedia.org: Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow.
Suffered haemophilia, which he eventually died of.DBpedia.org: Leopold, Duke of Albany
Nicknamed "Baby" by Queen Victoria.DBpedia.org: Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom
Full name Princess Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia of Denmark, but known as “Alix”. Later became Princess of Wales, and then Queen Consort of the United Kingdom and Empress of India.DBpedia.org: Alexandra of Denmark
Known as "May" to her family, after her birth month.DBpedia.org: Mary of Teck
Edward VIII abdicated in favour of his brother after less than a year on the throne, as he was advised that the governments of some of his realms might not accept his choice of queen. George VI granted Edward the title of the Duke of Windsor.DBpedia.org: Edward VIII of the United Kingdom
Known as "Bertie".DBpedia.org: George VI of the United Kingdom
Portrait of Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth of York aged seven, in 1933, by Philip Alexius de Laszlo (Source: Wikipedia.)