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Dublin Core in OWL

From: Raphael Volz <volz@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 17:30:08 +0200
To: "Www-Rdf-Interest@W3. Org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CJEPKBAAMOMMFPDCDFGFIEIGDJAA.volz@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>

Hi -

the dublin core elements enjoy a wide popularity as annotation properties.
Since the RDF syntax for Dublin Core is based on a RDF Schema, all
ontologies
making use of that vocabulary are per definition OWL Full.

I have edited the original definitions and created some OWL (Lite/DL, Full)
ontologies that
allow to use Dublin Core as annotation properties within OWL Lite/DL and
Full ontologies without
breaking the species through use of untyped properties and/or wrongly typed
properties.

The ontologies are available here:

OWL Lite/DL Dublin Core:
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/rvo/ontologies/dublincore.owl
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/rvo/ontologies/terms.owl
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/rvo/ontologies/dcmitype.owl

OWL Full Dublin Core:
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/rvo/ontologies/dublincore-owlfull.owl
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/rvo/ontologies/terms-owlfull.owl
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/rvo/ontologies/dcmitype-owlfull.owl

I have decided to factor out all statements that make the DC declarations
OWL Full into
separate ontologies and include the OWL Lite/DL version via owl:imports.
This appears
to be a good design pattern for designing OWL Full ontologies since maximum
reuse for
non-Full "agents" is guaranteed.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Best regards,

Raphael Volz
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Raphael Volz
Institut AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/rvo
volz@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

WIM, FZI Karlsruhe
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volz@fzi.de

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