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Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Using DBpedia resources as skos:Concepts?

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:19:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4AFC8A07.1090003@few.vu.nl>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
CC: Ross Singer <rossfsinger@gmail.com>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, Mike Bergman <mike@mkbergman.com>
Hi Ross, Bernard,

I'm also puzzled by the Umbel linksEntity. From the definition of umbel:isAbout (the inverse of umbel:linksEntity, which is not really defined) in [1]
> This property is therefore used to create a topical assertion between an individual and a subject concept.

This "topical" and the "about" in the name rather point at something which would be closer to the dc:subject property. Which I think does not fully capture the issue at hand.

Antoine

[1] http://umbel.org/technical_documentation.html

> Hi Ross
> 
> Thanks for this. Indeed umbel:linksEntity seems to fill the slot.
> Although I find its name, as well as the one of its inverse property 
> umbel:isAbout, quite misleading.
> How about something like umbel:hasReferent and umbel:isReferentOf , 
> respectively?
> 
> BTW do you have any feedback on the use of this property in the wild?
> 
> Bernard
> 
> 
>      > But if the DBpedia entry is supposed to represent the thing
>     herself, as the
>      > predicates it bears, and the excellent (as usual) arguments of
>     Pat, seem to
>      > prove, we're back to the initial question : what predicate should
>     poor
>      > Richard (and myself) use if we want nevertheless to express the
>     fact that
>      > his specific record/entry/heading/concept is a proxy in his
>     system for the
>      > person Michelle Obama?
> 
>     One of the reasons why I wasn't sure why this thread is still going on
>     is because I thought there was an answer for this early on (that seems
>     to have been mostly ignored).
> 
>     umbel:linksEntity is designed to do exactly this.
> 
>     -Ross.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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