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RE: VIAF contributor model

From: Young,Jeff (OR) <jyoung@oclc.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 23:36:30 -0400
Message-ID: <52E301F960B30049ADEFBCCF1CCAEF590A37BAEC@OAEXCH4SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "Karen Coyle" <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Cc: "public-lld" <public-lld@w3.org>

I assume you're talking about URI hash fragments here. I'm not using
"#skos:Concept" for persons, I'm using "#skos:Concept" for skos:Concepts
and "#foaf:Person" for foaf:Persons. These are two separate entities.

Even though I identified these separately in VIAF early on, the
need/purpose of doing so was unclear to me until Martin showed me the
foaf:focus property last weekend. What it means is that SELIBR, DNB, and
other VIAF contributors can disagree on the identity of the skos:Concept
(including preferred and alternate labels) while still agreeing (via
VIAF algorithms and owl:sameAs) on the identity of "the thing". 

(I wish I had gotten my bachelor's degree in the engineering college
rather than the business college. What is the term we alchemists should
use when we mean "axiom"?)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karen Coyle [mailto:kcoyle@kcoyle.net]
> Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:46 PM
> To: Young,Jeff (OR)
> Cc: public-lld
> Subject: Re: VIAF contributor model
> Quoting "Young,Jeff (OR)" <jyoung@oclc.org>:
> >
> > http://viaf.org/viaf/102333412/#foaf:Person
> >
> > http://viaf.org/viaf/102333412/#skos:Concept
> >
> I don't understand why you are using #skos:Concept for Persons/Agents.
> Is it because they are marked that they can also be used in subject
> headings in the MARC name authorities file? Or some other reason?
> kc
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