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Re: [ISSUE-77] [ISSUE-48] Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Skos subject properties are deprecated

From: Jakob Voss <jakob.voss@gbv.de>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:44:07 +0100
Message-ID: <4798C057.9000709@gbv.de>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org


Richard Cyganiak wrote:

> We have a skos:Concept for “History of the Internet”.
> We have Tim Berners-Lee, the person, as a resource.
> The question is how to relate them.
> Saying that the “subject” of the person “Tim Berners-Lee” is “History of 
> the Internet” is a bit of a stretch.

You cannot say this with SKOS. You can only say that someone assigned 
the Concept “History of the Internet” to the resource “Tim Berners-Lee”.

 > I think there are three options for resolving this:
 > A) Clarify that the domain of skos:subject is indeed any resource,
 >    and that the term “subject” is used loosely here.

Let's keep it simple:

  skos:subject rdfs:domain rdfs:Resource .
  skos:subject rdfs:range skos:Concept .

  skos:subjectOf rdfs:domain rdfs:Resource .
  skos:subjectOf rdfs:range skos:Concept .

  skos:subject owl:inverseOf skos:subjectOf .

That's the way it was defined in SKOS core up to now as far as I know 
and there is no need to make it more complicate than this.


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