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Re: RDF Classes for generic terms

From: Damian Steer <damian.steer@hp.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2004 11:55:44 +0100
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Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
To: "Daniel Zambonini" <dan.zambonini@boxuk.com>

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On 23 Aug 2004, at 09:22, Daniel Zambonini wrote:

<snip cute idea>

> My two questions
> are: a) is this at all useful (or is there a better alternative),

I'm not sure about the use of classes here. For example 
http://www.rdfuri.com/wiki/John_Kerry is a class in you scheme, but 
that's a little odd (though I don't know him :-). I guess you're 
thinking of the class of things about John Kerry, not John Kerry 
himself.

One suggestion might be to simply drop the class. A better idea might 
be looking at SKOS [1], and having a concept 'John Kerry'. SKOS also 
has useful things like skos:related, which looks like it will capture 
some of the wikipedia seeAlso-type stuff.

One final thing is linking back to the original wikipedia source, which 
I can't see in your rdf (but I might have missed it). Say <wiki page> 
foaf:topic <this concept>.

I've been interested in using wikipedia and foaf:topic [2] for a while, 
and this looks to be good stuff.

Cheers,

Damian

[1] SKOS <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/>
[2] foaf:topic <http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/#term_topic>
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