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

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@cdepot.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 09:32:55 -0800
Message-ID: <000a01c29af2$041540a0$bd7ba8c0@rhm8200>
To: "Patrick J. Hayes" <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, "Brian McBride" <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: <www-rdf-comments@w3.org>
Note the difference between Person/Class and Person/Resource.
1. Dick is a member of Person & Person is a member of Class & Dick is unrelated to Class
2. Dick is a member of Person & Person is a subclass of Resource & Dick is a member of Resource

Class and Resource are two classes with very different natures.  I'd say the "meaning" of Person with respect to Class is very different from the "meaning" of Person with respect to Resource.
============ 
Dick McCullough 
knowledge := man do identify od existent done
knowledge haspart proposition list

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian McBride 
  To: Richard H. McCullough ; Patrick J. Hayes 
  Cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 8:10 AM
  Subject: Re: comments on http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-rdf-schema-20021112/ 


  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
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