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Re: Deprecating owl:sameAs

From: Barry Norton <barrynorton@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:16:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CAMSTHC_v_eB9abm49JzQPsfgCE4eTLKwSCTdgDZOCUp717FQeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Or we could stop building naive applications that treat assertion as fact,
and instead only reason on statements we accept based on trust and
provenance. Wasn't that the plan?

Regards,

Barry

On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 2:01 PM, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca> wrote:

> There is overwhelming research [1, 2, 3] and I think it is evident at this
> point that owl:sameAs is used inarticulately in the LOD cloud.
>
> The research that I've done makes me conclude that we need to do a massive
> sweep of the LOD cloud and adopt owl:sameSameButDifferent.
>
> I think the terminology is human-friendly enough that there will be
> minimal confusion down the line, but for the the pedants among us, we can
> define it along the lines of:
>
>
> The built-in OWL property owl:sameSameButDifferent links things to things.
> Such an owl:sameSameButDifferent statement indicates that two URI
> references actually refer to the same thing but may be different under some
> circumstances.
>
>
> Thoughts?
>
> [1] https://www.w3.org/2009/12/rdf-ws/papers/ws21
> [2] http://www.bbc.co.uk/ontologies/coreconcepts#terms_sameAs
> [3] http://schema.org/sameAs
>
> -Sarven
> http://csarven.ca/#i
>
>
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