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

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:38:49 +0000
Cc: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C159DA59-4311-464E-B707-E898B94CD35F@cyganiak.de>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>

On 12 Nov 2009, at 22:22, Bernard Vatant wrote:
>> So this would mean that there exists a concept that shares all  
>> properties
>> (including creation date) with the person.
>
> Strange animal, possible cause of a total semantic collapse.

Evidence, please? ;-)

>> I'm assuming that DBpedia does not assert any SKOS properties about  
>> the
>> resource.
>>
>> Can a single URI refer to a person and to an equivalent concept at  
>> the same
>> time?
>
> I don't think it's reasonable at all to do that

Care to elaborate?

Again, I do agree that Michelle Obama the foaf:Person is different  
from the skos:Concept created by me in my skos:ConceptScheme. Both are  
not sameAs.

But look. In my world, every person carries an implicit skos:Concept  
with them. There is a natural 1:1 correspondence between people and  
those concepts.

Now I'm asking, what's the harm in identifying both the foaf:Person  
and the implicit skos:Concept with the same URI, e.g., http://dbpedia.org/resource/Michelle_Obama?

Richard



>
>
>> Anyone care to shoot holes into that idea?
>>
>
> I won't let it a chance to even leave the ground :)
>
> Bernard
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