Syriaca.org entities (persons, places, works, manuscripts, etc.) use the TEI
relation element to show connections among them. According to TEI P5
<relation> element "describes any kind of
relationship or linkage amongst a specified group of places, events, persons,
objects or other items." [126.96.36.199]
Each of the relations also has an RDF equivalent (in syriaca or other namespaces) and can be serialized as RDF.
Syriaca.org uses the following attributes on the
|@name||"supplies a name for the kind of relationship of which this is an instance." [188.8.131.52]||the name of an RDF relationship class that describes this relationship,
|@type||"characterizes the element in some sense, using any convenient classification scheme or typology." [B]||the general category of relationship being described, such as
|@active||"identifies the 'active' participants in a non-mutual relationship, or all the participants in a mutual one." [184.108.40.206]||the Syriaca.org URI of the active entity (e.g.,
|@mutual||"supplies a list of participants amongst all of whom the relationship holds equally." [220.127.116.11]||the Syriaca.org URIs of mutual entities in the relationship, separated
by whitespace (e.g.,
|@passive||"identifies the 'passive' participants in a non-mutual relationship." [18.104.22.168]||the Syriaca.org URI of the passive entity (e.g.,
|@source||"provides a pointer to the bibliographical source from which a quotation or citation is drawn." [B]||the Syriaca.org URI of the source that supports this relation
|syriaca:born-at||person (@active) - place (@passive)||[Person] was born at [place].||
Athanasios II of Balad was born at Balad.
|syriaca:commemorated||work (@active) - person (@passive)||[Work] commemorates [person].||
Nicholas of Myra (text) commemorates Nicholas of Myra.
|syriaca:died-at||person (@active) - place (@passive)||[Person] died at [place].||
Yaʿqub bar Shakko died at Mor Matay.
|syriaca:different-from (disambiguation)||any entities of the same type (@mutual)||[Entities] are not identical but have been or could be confused.||
Quryaqos should be distinguished from several other people with the same name.
|syriaca:has-literary-connection-to-place||person (@active)-place (@passive)||[Person] has a literary connection to [place].||
Severos has a literary connection to Armenia.
|syriaca:has-relation-to-place (general)||person (@active)-place (@passive)||[Person] has an unspecified connection to [place].||
Gabriel of Beth Rabban has an unspecified relation to Beth Shahaq and Mor Matay.
|syriaca:possibly-identical (disambiguation * )||persons (@mutual)||[Person] is possibly identical to [person].||
Aitalaha of Nineveh is possibly identical to Aitalaha.
|syriaca:share-a-name (disambiguation * )||places (@mutual)||[Place] shares a name with [place].||
Atel (settlement) shares a name with Atel (region) and Atel (diocese).
|syriaca:share-a-title (disambiguation) *||works (@mutual)||[Work] shares a title with [work].||
Macarius (text) shares a title with work/513 and work/420.
* A suggested usage or modification that has not been implemented yet (as of 2015-11-13).
In addition to the above relations, Syriaca.org also uses relation @name attributes derived from the SNAP ontology (with the prefix "snap:").