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new comment: reification vocab

From: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 15:22:11 -0700
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We did not reach consensus within TopQuadrant about the merits or otherwise of using reification for annotations.

However, we believe it is an error to duplicate the RDF reification vocabulary in the OWL namespace.
The well-established convention is that one reuses the RDF vocabulary. The apparent motivation is because RDF reification is seen as semantically problematic. These issues are not addressed by using the same vocabulary in a different namespace.

We request that you use rdf:subject, rdf:predicate and rdf:object in place of owl:subject etc.

Jeremy Carroll, AC Rep. TopQuadrant, Inc
Received on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 22:22:54 UTC

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