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

From: Pano Maria via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:13:43 +0000
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As @architolk states, in our (Dutch government related) case, we apply a modeling approach in which we maintain a clear distinction between instances of skos:Concept and instances of rdfs:Class. For us a skos:Concept represents a unit of thought, and a rdfs:Class a set of particular things which may or may not contain manifestations of a unit of thought. We do this for a variety of reasons, one of which is to keep the door open for OWL-DL reasoning, should we, or our consumers, wish to apply it.

IMHO a fundamentally important standard/recommendation like DCAT shouldn't "force" a more complicated reasoning pattern onto its users. At least, not without a very good reason.

The question for use cases is understandable, however it's quite hard to imagine upfront what data consumers will want to do with the data. We really do not know. That's why we strive for an open modeling approach that shuts as little doors as possible.

Therefore, I strongly agree with the suggestions that @jakubklimek makes above. And I have a strong preference for his second suggestion.

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