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Catching up with a number of entries missed due to a combination of slackness and being at XML Open this week. To comment on all of the files would probably be as tedious to read as it would be to write, but you can always read all of the entries on PepysDiary.com.

One interesting addition to the ontology is a pair of events. I've added a "borrowing" event with roles "borrower" and "lender". I've made the existing "loan" event a subclass of borrowing on the principle that a loan event is a borrowing event where the borrower agrees to repay some interest as well as the borrowed amount. I've also added a "hiring" event, which I have made a subclass of both "borrowing" and of "purchase" - topic maps does not restrict you to having a single class hierarchy, although this could cause problems later on so I'll plan to revisit this when I get a chance to tidy up the ontology.

Another item that will need tidying is the addition of a topic for "horse". Currently this is made a direct subclass of "creature" which puts it on the same level in the ontology as "primate". My feeling is that it is not wise to have "primate" and "horse" at the same level of the hierarchy and again, this part of the ontology will need revisting during any cleanup.

New and uploaded topic maps:

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Artifacts in the diary.

Culture in the diary.

People in the diary.

Places in the diary.

Today's entry is another straightforward one in modelling terms. The events modelled are:

  • Samuel goes to the late Julian Kite's home to meet with his uncle Thomas Fenner and make arrangements for the burial. This is modelled as a visiting event with Thomas Fenner as the "visited" and the Kites' house as the place.
  • Samuel dines at home.
  • Samuel and Elizabeth go to their church.
  • The funeral of Julian Kite. I have included Thomas Fenner and Margaret Kite in the mourners. The diary says that there is Fenner's family present, but I have not made an exhaustive list of them here. This may be added later if it becomes important.
  • Samuel and Elizabeth accompany Margaret Kite back to her house.
  • Samuel, Elizabeth and William Joyce travel back to the Pepys' home.
  • Samuel and William have a drink back at the house.

New and updated topic maps:

Topic map for today's entry.

Core ontology for the diary (only a minor editorial to a comment).

Places in the diary.

Today's entry has the following events modelled:
  • Samuel does some work at the Navy Office.
  • Samuel visits the Royal Exchange.
  • Thomas Fenner visits Samuel at his home.
  • Robert and Elizabeth Slingsby (and unidentified others) call for the Samuel and Elizabeth.
  • Thomas Fenner and Thomas Pepys are left at Samuel's house to dine.
  • Samuel and Robert Slingsby and their wives go to see four yachts on the river.

For the moment, I have modelled the last event as a generic "recreation-event" and made the yachts the "subject" of that event. When the ontology is reviewed it might be worth seeing if there is a subclass of recreation-event that can be extracted from this perhaps "viewing-event" ?

New and updated topic maps:

Topic map for today's entry.

Culture in the diary.

People in the diary.