This is a collaborative effort to develop a Person Ontology and supporting Upper Ontology to support the Personal Data Service (PDS) movement.
PDS is a major movement to enable individuals to gain control of their own data and identities. One emerging technical solution (Higgins) includes a persona ontology as part of their broader identity solution.
This project is based on the premise that a Person Ontology is important enough to be a separate standard, developed and championed by its own focused community (that's us). Of course, a Person Ontology is only one piece of the ecosystem, so we will need to work with others PDS innovators to ensure the pieces all fit together.
A separate and supporting Upper Ontology is also needed, which will allow vendors to extend their ontologies from the same Upper Ontology that Person Ontology is extended from. This will enable better data interoperability (, and even automated reasoning) between an individual's PDS and vendor applications. See separate page on Upper Ontology.
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