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

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 10:58:05 -0400
Message-id: <019D6109-3A6A-4902-85D9-EE9026E08089@acm.org>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>, Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
To: Barry Norton <barry.norton@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>

On Sep 9, 2010, at 3:12 AM, Barry Norton wrote:

> On 09/09/10 06:09, Pat Hayes wrote:
>> Um... don't the (natural) categories of powered boat, sailboat and rowboat capture the needed distinctions here quite adequately? I have no idea whether a kayak is usually called a rowing boat, but it clearly belongs in a natural class of boats propelled by arm muscles holding a paddle or oar. BTW, there are, or once were, sea-going ships in all these three categories.
> No, rowing and paddling are two completely different actions, though I have some sympathy for a properly named class for "natural class of boats propelled by arm muscles holding a paddle or oar" (as long as this isn't called rowing).

For completeness, don't leave out "boats propelled by arm muscles holding a pole", as in punts (which you can find for sale) or the old-time keelboats (not likely to be a major article in commerce today).

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