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Re: ANN: The Vehicle Sales Ontology - Cars, Bikes, Boats on the Web of Data - http://purl.org/vso/ns

From: Bob Ferris <zazi@elbklang.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:02:07 +0200
Message-ID: <4C7FAE5F.7000205@elbklang.net>
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org
Am 02.09.2010 15:53, schrieb Martin Hepp:
> Hi Bob,
> yes, of course I use the proper language tag for the labels. However,
> given the state of tooling and typical workflows, the choice of the
> identifiers is still critical, because
> - RDFa coders will always use the identifiers and likely never see the
> labels
> - the navigation in the ontology documentation is typically based on the
> identifiers, not the labels.
>
> See http://purl.org/vso/ns
>
> In my ontology projects, I have so far refrained from providing
> translations for the elements, because the effort for reliable,
> high-quality translations is very high and the use is limited, given the
> fact that English is widely understood among application developers in
> the world.

Well, the label can and should be used for the end user, and that's why 
differ from its identifier. That means, a developer is then able to 
directly re-use this label in his/her application.

Cheers,


Bob
Received on Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:02:58 GMT

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