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RE: OWL and LOD

From: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 11:55:05 +0100
Message-ID: <D72AF46149B1D74FBC8CD7090ED2446BF5D024@EMAIL.ordsvy.gov.uk>
To: "Steve Harris" <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Cc: <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>

> > Owl:sameAs is used very liberally - maybe used of owl:disjoint will 
> > spot a few errors. But could it be that owl:sameAs is used 
> liberally 
> > because the classes are not fully defined enough to give 
> people enough 
> > information to make the right links?
> 
> I was thinking more of this issue: 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2009May/0071.html
> re. slide 26. I've seen this done too, and it's quite concerning.

Ouch! Yes that is also a big issue and one I've seen done too many
times. 
 
> I think there's a real question about whether you want data 
> providers mandating entailment regimes over their data

Maybe to some extent. I'd like to make it clear what I mean by a certain
class and/or property in an ontology, and hence I would mandate
entailment based on that...but I'd also be happy with other people to
add extra (logically consistent?!) entailment regimes on top of those if
necessary.

John
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