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Re: ISSUE-68: RelatedIrreflexive

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:15:19 +0100
Message-ID: <478E1F87.6040001@few.vu.nl>
To: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Alistair,

I guess you should have waited other issues to be closed before raising 
this one ;-)

> ISSUE-68: RelatedIrreflexive
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> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/68
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> Raised by: Alistair Miles
> On product: SKOS
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> Currently, skos:related is *not* defined as an irreflexive property.
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> Therefore, graphs such as:
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> <A> skos:related <A> .
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> ... are consistent with the SKOS data model.
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> However, such a graph would never be found in a representation of a thesaurus 
> or classification scheme, and if it did, would probably indicate some sort of 
> error.
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> If skos:related were formally defined as an irreflexive property in the 
> normative specification, this would endorse stronger checking of instance data 
> against the SKOS data model, which would probably be both useful and 
> appropriate to most SKOS use cases.
>
> Should skos:related be normatively irreflexive?
>   

I would say yes, and propose the following resolution to the WG:
RESOLUTION: skos:related is irreflexive

Cheers,

Antoine
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