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Inverses of RDF and RDFS predicates

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:43:54 -0400
To: public-rdf-comments@w3.org
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If this has already been considered and rejected by the WG then please
ignore, but . . . 

It would be helpful if the RDF and RDFS specs defined inverses for the
properties that they define.  For example, if

  :x  rdf:type  :C .

then one might write:

  :C rdf:isTypeOf :x .

and similarly for other properties.

I have resorted to defining my own inverse properties for some of these,
but it seems silly to do so, rather than standardizing them, especially
since it wouldn't add anything significant to the semantics.

David Booth, Ph.D.

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