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Re: ACTION-251: (ISSUE-88) write up how an ssn:platform and a sosa:platform are essentially the same, with an example (Spatial Data on the Web Working Group)

From: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:27:33 +0100
To: Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>, "janowicz@ucsb.edu" <janowicz@ucsb.edu>, Rob Atkinson <rob@metalinkage.com.au>, Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>, "public-sdw-wg@w3.org" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <d752318a-a986-490a-cf06-9ba32e390da9@eurecom.fr>
[Note: I have read the entire thread, this email and the subsequent ones.]

> On the other hand, a far more simple view would have the core introduce
>  the most used (“core”) concepts of ssn and these are imported and
> further refined in the more complex part of ssn. There need be no
> distinction in meaning at all --- only that the more complex ontology
> axiomatically constrains the meaning wheras the simpler core just
> asserts the mean via rdfs:comment.  That is what I have been expecting
> for the past year.

... and so do I!

> Same definitions, but the core is just smaller. I think this is what
> Raul is saying and I *heartily* agree. Simple, consistent, easy to use.


To come back to the example being discussed, if everyone agrees that 
sosa:Platform = ssn:Platform, then why do you define sosa:Platform in 
the first place? Just use ssn:Platform (with updated annotation 
properties to clarify meaning, usage, etc.).


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