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Re: URIs : How to find the ontologies behind them

From: Ian Stuart <Ian.Stuart@ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2003 14:32:08 +0100 (BST)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
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Quoting "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>:

> 
> From: "Eli Israel" <Eli@SemanticWorld.Org>
> Subject: URIs : How to find the ontologies behind them
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 13:08:04 +0300
> 
> > A question about URIs:
> > 
> > The URI for a class does not have to point to a particular resource on
> the
> > web, it just has to be unique.  An ontology describing that entity may
> be
> > located somewhere else entirely.
> > 
> > If an ontology refers to this class by its URI, how is additional, or
> even
> > primary, information about that class supposed to be found?
> 
> Well, just about anywhere, at least in the general case.  For example,
> suppose that the class is rdfs:Class.  Information about rdfs:Class can
> be
> found in just about any RDF document.
This is very reminiscent of the discussion that happened when talking about 
namespaces and Schema's:

"What do I put at the end a namespace URI?" which is answered at:
http://lucas.ucs.ed.ac.uk/tutorials/namespaces/#rddl

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Ian Stuart

A man in serious need of a brain transplant!
Received on Wednesday, 9 April 2003 09:34:07 GMT

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