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Re: rdfs:Resource versus owl:Thing

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 16:40:59 +0100
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Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: Damian Steer <damian.steer@hp.com>

Thanks Damian and Alan, that's very helpful.

Richard

On 7 Nov 2006, at 14:52, Damian Steer wrote:
>> Can anyone tell me the difference between rdfs:Resource and  
>> owl:Thing,
...
> IIRC it depends. In OWL Full they're identical, in DL owl:Thing is the
> class of individuals, so no literals, no classes, no properties (?).
>
> I suppose that in practice you use rdfs:Resource to say 'everything',
> and owl:Thing to say 'individuals', but it may be that they're one and
> the same.
>
> Damian
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