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

From: Jakub Klímek via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:00:09 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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> skos:Concept is an instance of owl:Class, so there would be no conflict.

@kcoyle actually that is exactly the issue. skos:Concept is an instance of rdfs:Class (owl:Class) - it is a class of all concepts. Then, individual concepts are again instances of skos:Concept. That does not mean that they can have instances. That does not mean that individual concepts are classes (see https://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/#L896). However, using the individual concepts with 'dcterms:type' entails the concept used is an 'rdfsClass' - it can have instances. And that is the issue - mere usage of a concept with dcat this way would unintentionally define that it can have instances.

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