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Re: comments on http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-rdf-schema-20021112/

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 16:10:00 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20021203160702.02fedc18@0-mail-1.hpl.hp.com>
To: "Richard H. McCullough" <rhm@cdepot.net>, "Patrick J. Hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Cc: <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>

At 06:52 03/12/2002 -0800, Richard H. McCullough wrote:

Welcome back Richard,
[...]

>2. I have one other question related to the definition of "Class".
>Is "Person" a subClassOf "Class", and "Dick McCullough" a 
>member/individual of "Class"?
>Or is "Person" a member/individual of "Class", and "Dick McCullough" 
>unrelated to "Class"?
>In other words, what is the meaning of "Person"?  And is there a 
>difference between "Resource" and "Class"?
>You might add some words to the document to answer this question.

Given the normal definitions of person and Dick McCullough and ignoring the 
"'s I would expect to model these as:

   Person rdfs:type rdfs:Class .  # Person is a member of rdfs:Class
   Dick   rdfs:type rdfs:Person . # Dick is a member of Person

i.e. the latter of the two options you offered.

Brian
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 2002 11:08:43 GMT

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