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rdfs:seeAlso Re: Semantic E-mail

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 22:46:47 -0400 (EDT)
To: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.55.0407092244270.32660@homer.w3.org>

Not sure what seeAlso was intended for, but it is often used as a generic
link by RDF crawlers. For example a number of FOAF tools will add a seeAlso
to connect your FOAF to some more stuff, which may or may not discuss the
same resources.

Is this actually the best way to use it?

cheers

Chaals

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Richard Newman wrote:

>Laurian,
>I would suggest using sameAs or equivalentProperty, if the semantics
>are equivalent (as may well be the case for, e.g. messageIDs).
>Similarly, use subPropertyOf if that's the actual case (as you suggest
>for DC identifier).
>...
>I don't think seeAlso is really intended for this... anyone? I was
>under the impression that it referred to another document containing
>further description of a resource (though I may be wrong!).
>
>On 9 Jul 2004, at 03:55, Laurian Gridinoc wrote:
>>
>> When having such wide choice of partial overlapping vocabularies, what
>> would be the best solution -- to try to use from each the most
>> meaningful elements (mixing vocabularies), the result having a
>> namespace soup, or to create my own vocabulary and promote partial
>> understanding by usage of rdfs:seeAlso in its schema?
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