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Re: when is a node a class, when is a node a shape, when is a node an instance of a class

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:14:28 -0800
To: Holger Knublauch <holger@topquadrant.com>, public-data-shapes-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <56985604.3010507@gmail.com>
That is not sufficient because there are several sources of information input
into SHACL.  For example, is a node an instance of a class for scoping if the
rdf:type triple is in the shapes graph, or do only triples in the data graph
count for this?


On 01/14/2016 03:14 PM, Holger Knublauch wrote:
> The spec currently has section 1.1 where we state that certain terms from RDFS
> are used with slightly different meaning in the SHACL spec. Maybe, to satisfy
> the issue you raise below, we could expand this section a little bit to
> clarify that "being in instance" means something like
> ASK {
>     $type rdfs:subClassOf* ?class .
>     $instance a ?class .
> }
> Then, "being a class" means $type=rdfs:Class and "being a shape" means
> $type=sh:Shape.
> Would this help?
> Holger
> On 15/01/2016 2:09 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>> SHACL currently depends on the answers to several class-based questions,
>> including
>> - when is a node a class
>> - when is a node a shape
>> - when is a node an instance of a class
>> but how these are determined is not completely spelled out in the SHACL
>> documment.
>> I think that there needs to be a complete definition of these relationships in
>> the SHACL document and test cases to back up the definition.
>> peter
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