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SKOS Guide and owl:sameAs

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 17:18:02 -0500
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The SKOS guide [1], in the "Concept Identity and Mapping" section, states that owl:sameAs *should not* be used to indicate that two concepts share the same meaning.  It gives some rationale in the section for this.  Looking at the OWL guide [2], in the "4.1. Equivalence between Classes and Properties" section, I'm wondering whether one can use owl:equivalentClass to indicate that two concepts share the same meaning.  If there is a reason why owl:equivalentClass can/cannot be used for this, should it also be mentioned in "Concept Identity and Mapping" section?


Thanks, Andy.

[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-guide-20051102/#secidentity>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-owl-guide-20040210/#equivalentClass1>
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