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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: Krzysztof Janowicz <janowicz@ucsb.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:10:48 -0800
To: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>, Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>, Rob Atkinson <rob@metalinkage.com.au>, Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>, "public-sdw-wg@w3.org" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>, "Cox, Simon (CESRE, Kensington)" <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>, Armin Haller <armin.haller@anu.edu.au>
Message-ID: <e7a5e942-1051-4a6c-9cea-6e2a0991a23f@ucsb.edu>
Hi Raphaël,

Yes, you are right. I am trying to make a broader argument to prevent us 
from having to revisit the discussion over and over again. As far as the 
specific platform example is concerned, we can simply use the 
sosa:platform in the SSN ontology and thus only have one class and 
therefore no confusion among developers (this would be just like using 
DC or FOAF and so forth). We cannot do it the other way around as SOSA 
does not import SSN. The effect is the same: there is only one platform 
class with the same description and no confusion.


On 01/24/2017 09:54 AM, Raphaël Troncy wrote:
> Hi Krzysztof,
> You're arguing about any sosa/ssn classes in general while I'm 
> discussing specific classes on which there seem to be an agreement to 
> get rid of most of the axioms. I don't see why sosa could not re-use 
> specific ssn classes on which there is little or no axiomatization, 
> and even worse, define a new class with exactly the same annotation 
> properties ... this is the fastest road to confuse developers.
>   Raphaël

Krzysztof Janowicz

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