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Re: [dxwg] Confusion between major classes as newly defined in DCAT

From: Riccardo Albertoni via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:02:28 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
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I agree with Makx's remark
>  it is essential to consider the definition of a term in a particular context and not what someone would think that a term means. 
and I strongly believe that users must read definitions and shouldn't solely rely on the class name.

However, I have also had the impression the dcat:resource is a quite confusing name. As a matter of fact,  in the document, the paragraph related to dcat:Resource is titled as ["Catalogued Resource"](https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#Class:Resource)  

 I suspect we'd better use dcat:CataloguedResource instead of just dcat:Resource.  That would clarify that the class indicates anything which can be catalogued and not any kind of thing as in the case of rdfs:Resource.

@agreiner Would this make a little bit clearer what we mean with resource in DCAT? At least it would explain why dcat:CataloguedResource does't include dcat:Distribution as subclass?

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