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Re: type and instance and subclass in SHACL documents

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 11:27:22 -0800
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfpschneider@gmail.com>, public-data-shapes-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <56E31C1A.8040305@kcoyle.net>


On 3/11/16 11:18 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> However, these definitions of subclass, superclass, type, and instance differ
> significantly from their meanings in RDFS.

Then, Houston, we've got a problem. If the definitions differ, then the 
sign represents a different thing. Although that works in natural 
language, in technical standards we should have one sign = one meaning, 
or we will be awash in ambiguity.

kc

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