Re: alignment sosa to ssn

This is a document that Simon voluntarily updates to reflect progress on the issues in the integration of SOSA and SSN. Equivalent classes and properties are indicating that we are reaching a consensus or working closely to one. There is nothing contentious about this document, but it shows that a complete alignment/integration of the two is not far off. It does not suggest yet that we use equivalent class or equivalent property relations in the final design of the layering of the two ontologies. This is what I have repeatedly mentioned, but I, and I am sure others in the group are very appreciative of Simon maintaining this document for documentation purposes.

From: Kerry Taylor <>
Date: Saturday, 11 February 2017 at 5:06 pm
To: "" <>
Subject: alignment sosa to ssn
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Resent-Date: Saturday, 11 February 2017 at 5:06 pm

SSN subgroup,
Just for the record (I feel somewhat ridiculous saying this):

We, the ssn focus group have been assured on more than one occasion that we are to take no notice of ‘”  (nor any other of the files in , with the exception of sosa.ttl) and this is only a way of documenting someone’s opinion and has no status more than that.

Therefore , we are safe to assume the fact that it is being updated very recently  does not change that status.

(Sorry folks,  just  preparing for the expected  “…but we all decided that.  Because it has been there  in public all this time , and so it’s all done ….”  type claim).


Received on Sunday, 12 February 2017 22:46:40 UTC