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isa:Nest & has:resource

From: <tony_hammond@harcourt.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 11:08:02 +0100
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFB3F8F79F.47AB49C5-ON80256B97.00285257@harcourtbrace.com>

Following my previous post about "QNames and Better Visuals" (and thanks
for all the feedback - especially about typed nodes - now added) I just
wanted to draw attention to the actual meta-model we are using - YADS. Work
is in connexion with DOI resources (see <http://www.doi.org/>) but has
applicability to any domain. From the RDF schema this blurb:

   "YADS implements a simple, safe and predictable recursive data model for
   describing resource collections which are associated with DOI public
   identifiers. The aim is to assist in programming complex resource
   descriptions across multiple applications and to foster interoperability
   between them."

Our focus has been to develop a simple RDF profile for structuring resource
hierarchies (or better resource nests:). Semantics are deferred to a
late-binding mechanism which allows for consistent type extensibility.

Note that I've taken the liberty of mapping the same schema onto two
separate prefixes "isa:" and "has:" for legibility in the graphs and
descriptions. I guess in principle this should be OK since they are just
placeholders for a namespace.

New improved descriptions at:


Would appreciate any feedback - especially if we are doing something wrong,
inconsistent, etc.

Received on Wednesday, 10 April 2002 06:10:05 UTC

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