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Re: foaf:page vs. foaf:topic

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 13:47:12 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd1002130447w2e25d642n522a0e714284a183@mail.gmail.com>
To: martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org
Cc: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>, goodrelations <goodrelations@ebusiness-unibw.org>
On 13 February 2010 13:02, Martin Hepp (UniBW)
<martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:

> Or should we use foaf:topic instead? If so, in which direction?
>
> Alternative 1:
>
> foo:microsoft a gr:BusinessEntity;
>                       gr:legalName "Microsoft Corp.".
>
> <http://www.microsoft.com/> foaf:topic foo:microsoft.
>
> Alternative 2:
>
> foo:microsoft a gr:BusinessEntity;
>                       gr:legalName "Microsoft Corp.";
>                       foaf:topic <http://www.microsoft.com/>.
>
> I personally think that the second alternative is wrong, because the data
> entity does not describe the Web page, but vice versa.

Agreed.

Personally I'd opt for a tweak to Alternative 1:

foo:microsoft a gr:BusinessEntity;
                       gr:legalName "Microsoft Corp.".

 <http://www.microsoft.com/> foaf:primaryTopic foo:microsoft.

see
http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#term_primaryTopic

there is also the inverse

http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#term_isPrimaryTopicOf

Cheers,
Danny.


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