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Re: OWL version of Dublin Core?

From: David Price <david.price@eurostep.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:48:32 +0100
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <200704231248.32147.david.price@eurostep.com>

We use a subset of DC as OWL for a project where most users use Protege as the 
editor. After poking around I came to the same conclusion you did, there is 
no official version of DC as OWL.

Protege comes pre-supplied with an OWL version of DC but we found that it 
caused too many problems and so we ended up turning it off for our projects. 
We edited the Protege DC OWL down to something simple and usable for our 
purposes by throwing away all of the use of DC annotation applied to the DC 
itself. For the DC annotation we wanted to keep we used rdfs:comment instead, 
which was how we told the users to add definitions for their OWL classes. We 
only used DC for other items that don't come for free with rdfs/owl (e.g. 

Our users don't need all the detail in the Protege DC OWL itself, we explained 
a bit of DC as rdfs:comment and gave them a user guide which pointed them at 
the DC Web site as well.


On Monday 23 April 2007 11:46, Yoshio Fukushige wrote:
> Hi, This may be a FAQ, but are there OWL versions of
> Dublin Core Vocabularies?
> I checked their official page[1], but there seem to be no
> such versions.
> If not, is there any widely-used ontology that refines the
> DC Vocabularies in OWL?
> Or are there unofficial versions that are in discussion / under review by
> DC people?
> My current problem is that I want a transitive version of
> http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf .
> Should I use a property in other major vocabularies,
> for example
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/OEP/SimplePartWhole/part.owl#partOf
> (I'm not sure if it is major, though)
> Or defining my own transitive property as a subPropertyOf
> http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf
> would make more sense?
> [1] http://dublincore.org/
> Best,
> Yoshio Fukushige

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