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What is RDF Schema?

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 09:55:08 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20030130.095508.16607905.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: www-rdf-comments@w3.org


The RDF Schema document says

	RDF's vocabulary description language, RDF Schema, is an extension
	of RDF. It provides mechanisms for describing groups of related
	resources and the relationships between these resources. RDF Schema
	vocabulary descriptions are written in RDF. The extra descriptive
	power of RDF Schema is carried in a collection of RDF resources
	described in this document.

However, this is very unclear as to just what RDF Schema is.  Is RDF Schema
just a collection of RDF resources, like the representation of DC in RDFS?

This is, of course, incorrect, as RDF Schema is a semantic extension of
RDF, as detailed in RDF Semantics.  However, this is nowhere indicated in
the RDF Schema document.
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