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Common Tag, FOAF and Dublin Core Re: Common Tag - semantic tagging convention

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 13:31:24 +0200
Message-ID: <4A3A258C.1090803@mondeca.com>
CC: public-lod@w3.org, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Rob, Danny (and Dan)
>>
>>> ... why not use simply dc:creator and dc:date to this effect?
>>
>> Right. dc:date would seem a good choice, though I reckon foaf:maker
>> might be a better option than dc:creator as the object is a resource
>> (a foaf:Agent) rather than a literal. While it's likely to mean an
>> extra node in many current scenarios, it offers significantly more
>> prospect for linking data (and less ambiguity).
>
> dcterms:creator would also allow for use of a resource. Bibliontology 
> uses dcterms over dc.
Well I actually meant dcterms:creator when I wrote dc:creator, sorry. So 
you can link your personal tags to your foaf profile, for example.
And it's consistent even for tag:AutoTag, since the range of 
dcterms:creator is dcterms:Agent, including person, organisation and 
software agent as well.
Unless I miss some sublte distinguo dcterms:Agent is equivalent to 
foaf:Agent, and dcterms:creator equivalent to foaf:maker. BTW, with due 
respect to danbri, I wish FOAF would be revised to align whenever 
possible on dcterms vocabulary, now that it has clean declarations of 
classes, domains and ranges ... 
http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms is worth (re)visiting :-)

Best

Bernard
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