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Re: Is there a general "preferred" property?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:55:32 +0200
Message-ID: <CAK4ZFVGEqp0fSLr3KNn1x3sOc=b5jSGVhQ364q8p1_5jmZ6rRg@mail.gmail.com>
To: nathan@webr3.org
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>

Interesting discussion indeed, at least allowing me to discover
con:preferredURI I missed so far ... although I was looking for something
like that, and it was just under my nose in LOV :)

If I parse correctly the definition of con:preferredURI  (A string which is
the URI a person, organization, etc, prefers that people use for them.) it
applies only to some agent able to express its preference about how
he/she/it should be identified. The domain is open, but if I was to close
it I would declare it to be foaf:Agent.
This is quite different from skos:prefLabel which expresses the preference
of a community of vocabulary users about how some concept should be named
(a practice coming from the library/thesaurus community). The borderline
case are authorities, when LoC uses skos:prefLabel in their authority files
for people of organization, they don't ask those people or organizations if
they agree (many of them not being in position to answer anyway ...).

Seems we lack some x:prefURI expressing the same type of preference as
With of course con:preferredURI rdfs:subPropertyOf x:prefURI

And a general  property  x:hasURI

x:hasURI    x:preferred   x:prefURI

Meaning that :

ex:foo    x:hasURI      'bar'


<bar>   owl:sameAs   ex:foo

Not sure of notations here, what I mean by <bar> is the resource of which
URI is the string 'bar'

And while we are at it x:altURI would be nice to have also :)


2012/7/17 Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>

> Good point and question! I had assumed preferred by the owner of the
> object, just as you have a con:preferredURI for yourself.
> The approach again comes from you, same approach as
> link:listDocumentProperty (which now appears to have dropped from the link:
> ontology?)
> Cheers,
> Nathan
> Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>> Interesting to go meta on this with x:preferred .
>> What would be the meaning of "preferred" -- "preferred by the object
>> itself or
>> the owner of the object itself"?
>> In other words, I wouldn't use it to store in a local store my preferred
>> names
>> for people, that would be an abuse of the property.
>> Tim
>> On 2012-07 -15, at 19:42, Nathan wrote:
>>  Essentially what I'm looking for is something like
>>>  foaf:nick x:preferred foaf:preferredNick .
>>>  rdfs:label x:preferred foaf:preferredLabel .
>>>  owl:sameAs x:preferred x:canonical .
>>> It's nice to have con:preferredURI and skos:prefLabel, but what I'm
>>> really looking for is a way to let machines know that x value is preferred.
>>> Anybody know if such a property exists yet?
>>> Cheers,
>>> Nathan

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