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Re: [PORT] Concept identification and reference

From: Leo Sauermann <leo@gnowsis.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2004 10:30:42 +0100
Message-ID: <418B4842.4090309@gnowsis.com>
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, "'public-swbp-wg@w3.org'" <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>


> (a) attempt to remain neutral about whether people make up unofficial URIs,
>and rely on the owl:sameAs machinery to cope with multiple published URIs
>for the same concept, or ...

wordnet works great with the uris provided. I think dan brickley did 
them, or?

Just make unofficial uris and use them.
Evolution will do the rest.

We may have to string-replace some uris in existing data sets, but that 
is very ok facing the fate of:

endless discussions what an "official" uri is and NOT implementing 
this is a typical semantic web problem: discussion about problems that 
we do not have yet.

> (b) actively encourage the publication of these thesauri with concept nodes
>as blank nodes, and additionally publish guidelines on how reference by
>description may be used to refer to such concepts from other RDF
>descriptions (which may depend on rules technology without any current
>standard implementations).
bad bad bad.
IFPs (inverse functional properies) may be used in this scenario but 
thats not the main idea and bad bad  bad.
It makes "quick hacks" impossible and discourages people from 
identifying things by uri.

if you read your own sentences you may note that this is walking on thin 
ice. "guidelines" are not existing and even for IFP there is clue = zero 
about how to use this big picture style.


>What do you think ???
>Al. ~:)
>Alistair Miles
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>CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
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