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whine about dctypes:Software

From: Bob Morris <morris.bob@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:10:36 -0500
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To: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
I guess this issue is in the current core also.

In http://www.openannotation.org/spec/future/core.html#ProvAgents it
is proposed that dctypes:Software be used to type a software agent.
One problem is that dctypesSoftware is not a subtype of foaf:Agent,
thereby requiring(?) that a foaf:Agent type also be asserted on any
Agent of type dctype:Software.

I don't find this inherently improper, but I'm uncomfortable about an
asymmetry between the Person and Software cases. I don't have a better
idea though, and wonder why the FOAF community hasn't offered such a

We also would often need to have Software as the object of
oa:annotatedBy.  In addition to humans, we have Kepler workflows
producing annotations autonomously.

Bob Morris

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