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Re: owl:sameAs - Is it used in a right way?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:38:46 -0400
Message-ID: <51435CA6.5070000@openlinksw.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
On 3/15/13 1:05 PM, Umutcan ŞİMŞEK wrote:
> My question is, does LODD use owl:sameAs properly? For instance, are 
> those two resources, dbpedia:Metamizole and drugbank:DB04817 (code for 
> Metamizole), really identical? Or am I getting the word "property" in 
> the paper wrong?
The question is always about: do those URIs denote the same thing? Put 
differently, do the two URIs have a common referent?

## Turtle ##

<#i> owl:sameAs <#you>.

## End ##

That's a relation in the form of a 3-tuple based statement that carries 
entailment consequences for a reasoner that understand the relation 
semantics. Through some "context lenses" the statement above could be 
accurate, in others totally inaccurate.

Conclusion, beauty lies eternally in the eyes of the beholder :-)



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