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From: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 15:21:56 +0100
Message-Id: <715F22F4-EA2F-4996-B6F9-96B16B26951D@uva.nl>
To: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

Hi All,

Not sure if this is a real issue-issue. I've posted the same text on  
the RDF mapping talk page [1]

Table 2 [2] translates only the URI's of entities such as Datatype,  
OWLClass, ObjectProperty etc. but not the entities themselves; e.g.  
owlClassURI is mapped onto:

owlClassURI rdf:type owl:Class

However, the Syntax document does introduce these elements as part of  
the syntax.
Is it not more appropriate to map for instance

OWLClass ( owlClassURI )


owlClassURI rdf:type owl:Class

I am aware this is not a small change, as the Syntax document will  
need to be revised, and perhaps it is not necessary. Perhaps, even, it  
would be enough to include a mapping from a.o. OWLClass statements to  
rdf:type owl:Class statements in Table 2.

Nonetheless, it is not very 'clean' if the Functional Syntax way of  
stating that some element is an OWLClass differs from the way in which  
the RDF Mapping does the same.



[1] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Talk:Mapping_to_RDF_Graphs
[2] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Mapping_to_RDF_Graphs#transformation-to-triples

Drs. Rinke Hoekstra

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