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Re: whine about dctypes:Software

From: Paolo Ciccarese <paolo.ciccarese@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:57:09 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFPX2kC5gJoNX-qJ9-Y2FUy3zTzQVQmOE+yPQ_gviPyYUMpiUQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bob Morris <morris.bob@gmail.com>
Cc: public-openannotation <public-openannotation@w3.org>
Hi Bob,
we have been discussing that issues when we picked that type
and we felt a little uncomfortable as well.

In the past, personally, I've been extending FOAF with some classes and
That is the other option I see. It would be our class though.


On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 1:10 AM, Bob Morris <morris.bob@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> subclass.
> 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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