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RE: Working list of BP requirements identified during the SDW WG f2f

From: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:22:32 +0000
To: <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>, <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2A7346E8D9F62D4CA8D78387173A054A600DD969@exmbx04-cdc.nexus.csiro.au>
BTW - 
I notice that you use rdfs:isDefinedBy to link from members to the ontology as a whole. 
While I recognise that this is a common usage, it is not universal. I've raised the issue on different mailing lists from time to time, and the usual response is that this is not a universally adopted convention, so I have now stopped using it in that way.  
Nevertheless, the absence of a standard predicate to associate 'members' of an ontology with the ontology as a whole does seem to be a missing piece of the puzzle (perhaps a gap in the conceptualization of owl:Ontology) but I don't think hijacking rdfs:isDefinedBy for this purpose is the answer. 

In the case we are discussing - which concerns traceability of individual resources to their original definitions in a different formalization - perhaps dct:isVersionOf, or prov:alternateOf or prov:wasDerivedFrom provide more specific semantics. 

-----Original Message-----
From: RaphaŽl Troncy [mailto:raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr] 
Sent: Thursday, 19 March 2015 9:28 AM
To: Cox, Simon (L&W, Highett); frans.knibbe@geodan.nl; public-sdw-wg@w3.org
Subject: Re: Working list of BP requirements identified during the SDW WG f2f

>> How would you imagine to have those references captures? Via 
>> appropriate annotation properties
> (rdfs:comment?) attached to the definition of classes and properties?
> Yes. I would suggest that something quite strong, like 
> rdfs:isDefinedBy would be appropriate _except_ that canonical URIs for the classes and properties from 19111 are not available :-( Else you could use the rules from ISO 19150-2 to get them. In fact a case could be made that this is the primary value of ISO 19150-2 ...

Thanks for the suggestion. We will try to implement this with more international labels in an upcoming version.


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