Re: Merging Databases

On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 19:52 +0300, Bernhard Schandl wrote:

> > I would say: Never assert sameAs. It's just too big a hammer. 
> > Instead use a wider palette of relationships to connect entities 
> > to other ones.
> which ones would you recommend?

skos:exactMatch = asserts that the two resources represent the same
concept, but does not assert that all triples containing the first
resource are necessarily true when the second resource is substituted

skos:closeMatch = same as exact match, but slightly woolier.

owl:equivalentProperty = if {X equivalentProperty Y} and {A X B} then
{A Y B}. In other words, the properties can be used completely
interchangeably. But perhaps there are other important differences
between X and Y, such as their rdfs:label or rdfs:isDefinedBy.

owl:equivalentClass = if {X equivalentClass Y} then all Xs are Ys and
vice versa. Same dealy with ´╗┐owl:equivalentProperty really.

ovterms:similarTo = a general, all-purpose wimps' predicate. I use this

Toby A Inkster

Received on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 17:24:33 UTC