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naming properties and classes in RDF

From: Libby Miller <Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 15:26:08 +0000 (GMT)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
cc: neil.jacobs@bristol.ac.uk, g.conole@bristol.ac.uk
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0111161517420.1481-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

This has come up because we are trying to model relationships between
people and their research interests in RDF, but it's a general problem
that I've enountered: you want to name the property and the type it
points to the same way, e.g.

<_:1> <rdf:type> <foaf:Person>
<_:1> <foaf:research_interest> <_:2>
<_:2> <rdf:type> <foaf:Research_interest>

(excuse the syntax if I have it wrong)

There is is clear redundancy here, as well as potential for
confusion. Non RDF people tend to get rid of the redundancy by not
having the links typed. RDF people have to have typed links. 

This must have  been tackled before...does anyone have any good
advice?

cheers

libby
Received on Friday, 16 November 2001 10:36:39 GMT

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