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Re: rdfs:seeAlso Re: Semantic E-mail

From: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 09:41:03 +0100
Message-Id: <E063FEF1-D24C-11D8-8E21-000A957D9564@reading.ac.uk>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

I can only speak for myself, but the primary usage I see is exactly 
this: if I know someone's FOAF file, I put a seeAlso link to it in 
their description in my file.

It tells a crawler "get this file for more information about this 
resource".

So, for instance data that seems to make sense.

For the original suggested usage ("promote partial understanding by 
usage of rdfs:seeAlso in its schema") --- i.e. using seeAlso in an 
ontology, presumably as an aid to translation tools --- I'm less sure.

An ontology itself could have a seeAlso link to another RDF file 
containing versioning or Dublin Core meta-data; that seems like a 
reasonable use, separating things out.

-Richard

On 10 Jul 2004, at 03:46, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> 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
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