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Re: exact match

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 14:15:04 +0200
Message-ID: <48E369C8.5050708@danbri.org>
To: Rob Tice <rob.tice@k-int.com>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org

Rob Tice wrote:
> Hi Dan
> Thanks for the post and the use case, but is this not actually a 'work
> around' for the constraints of the SKOS semantic relationship model.
> Wouldn't SKOS benefit from an actual equivalence relationship for those
> specific use cases when using labels for equivalence is not sufficient
> (apologies if this has already been covered elsewhere :)). Wouldn't this
> then be a more consistent model than exact match being utilised between
> concepts in the same scheme.

For strong equivalence, owl:sameAs between 'x', and 'y' is a way of 
saying that x and y are the self-same thing. I don't see a lot of living 
space between 'exact match' and total identity.

My point here was just to show there might be use cases for same-scheme 
exact match relations. I don't have a strong opinion on whether the 
existing relationships are enough...



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