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[dxwg] Use of dct:type with both Class and Concept

From: Linda van den Brink via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:37:10 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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lvdbrink has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dxwg:

== Use of dct:type with both Class and Concept ==
In DCAT revised edition, [classifying-dataset-types][1], `dct:type` is used with a range of `skos:Concept`, while the range of `dct:type `is formally rdfs:Class as [defined in Dublin Core][2]. 
 
In the examples, both `rdfs:Classes `and `skos:Concepts `are used as object. While this may not be wrong per se, a consequence of this is that OWL-Full comes into play. Every instance of a `skos:Concept `becomes a `rdfs:Class `as well. 

I'm not sure if this is intended by the DCAT editors? 

I see two solutions: 
- change this in Dublin Core allowing `skos:Concept `in the range of `dct:type`, but this is of course outside the direct influence of this group; 
- use `dc:type `instead of `dct:type`.

Thanks to @architolk for pointing this out. 

[1]: https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#classifying-dataset-types
 [2]: http://www.dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#terms-type

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/314 using your GitHub account
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