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Re: SKOS Guide and owl:sameAs

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 00:09:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4547D79D.7000208@mondeca.com>
To: "Houghton,Andrew" <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org

Hi Andrew
> 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?
>   
Yes, there is a good reason.
A skos:Concept is not a class, and the domain of owl:equivalentClass is 
owl:Class

Cheers

Bernard

>
> Thanks, Andy.
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> [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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