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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:17:45 -0500
Message-ID: <4798C839.3040206@openlinksw.com>
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
CC: Simon Spero <sesuncedu@gmail.com>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net, Mikael Nilsson <mikael@nilsson.name>

Richard Cyganiak wrote:
> 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.
>   
Sure people are not documents, but People and Documents are concepts 
that can be associated with one another. Put differently Data Object of 
Type Person is a Concept and Data Object of Type Document is another. 
Both can be associated in a Data Graph using the appropriate link/predicate.

Kingsley
> Richard
>
>
>
>   
>> Simon
>>
>> 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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