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PROV-DC: dct:isVersionOf usage

From: Stian Soiland-Reyes <soiland-reyes@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:06:07 +0100
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Here are some examples I found on Sindice of using dct:isVersionOf in
the style of prov:specializationOf:


http://sindice.com/search?q=&nq=(*%20%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fpurl.org%2Fdc%2Fterms%2FisVersionOf%3E%20*)&fq=&interface=advanced


<http://www.myexperiment.org/workflows/154/versions/11>
<http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf>
<http://www.myexperiment.org/workflows/154> .

<http://www.gyldendal.no/toraage/gullhjelmen/gullhjelmen
1.html>
<http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf>
<http://www.akerbaek.no/dramatispersonae/act/bringsværd/gullhjelmen1>
.


<http://lod.taxonconcept.org/ontology/obo/hao.owl#HAO_0000000>
<http://purl.org/dc/terms/isVersionOf>
<http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_000000> .


I would argue none of these are prov:wasRevisionOf



http://www.legislation.gov.uk/developer/formats/rdf says:

A rdfs:isDefinedBy link points from the item of legislation to the
latest version of the legislation. The latest version has a
dct:hasVersion pointer to the particular versioned (and dated)
document, which reciprocates with a dct:isVersionOf property.

<frbr:Expression
rdf:about="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/67/sld/2003-04-01">
  <dct:isVersionOf rdf:resource="http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1985/67" />
</frbr:Expression>


So here it is used in a FRBR way to do hierarchical prov:specializationOf.


>From this I would still keep my blocking issue, make
prov:wasRevisionOf a subproperty of dct:isVersionOf.  You could argue
that dct:isVersionOf should be a subproperty of prov:specializationOf;
but I would not go there as that would only apply to cases like the
above where dct:isVersionOf has been used "proper".



-- 
Stian Soiland-Reyes, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester
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