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Re: [ISSUE-77] [ISSUE-48] Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Skos subject properties are deprecated

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:42:34 +0000
Cc: Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
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To: Simon Spero <sesuncedu@gmail.com>

On 24 Jan 2008, at 15:26, Simon Spero wrote:
>> Like skos:subject, dcterms:subject seems to be intended for use on  
>> documents, not people or cities. Hence it doesn't really meet  
>> DBpedia's requirements.
>
> The meaning of "document" in this context is extremely broad;  if we  
> follow  Otlet's definition of a document as anything which can  
> convey information to an observer(Buckland 1997),  the term would  
> seem to cover anything which can have a subject.
>
> By this standard, timbl is a document, but only when someone's  
> looking.

Sorry, but you lost me there. Where I live, people are not documents,  
and I like it here.

Richard



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> Simon
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> Buckland, Michael K. “What is a ?document.” Journal of the American  
> Society for Information Science 48, no. 9 (1997): 804-809.   http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~buckland/whatdoc.html
>
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