Re: [sdw] Change prefLabel of sosa:Sensor to 'Observer' (#1177)

Thanks Simon. From my perspective this (very useful suggestion) rather 
calls for a super-class 'Observer' with 'Sensor' being a sub-class (also 
because it is such a common term).


On 6/9/20 8:28 PM, Simon Cox wrote:
> The |Sensor| class is an abstract concept, whose extension includes 
> all agents, devices, software etc that is capable of implementing a 
> procedure in order to evaluate the state of some property. However, 
> the name 'Sensor' is usually only associated with a subset of this 
> conceptual space - i.e. mechanical and electronic sensors. While there 
> is no need to change the URI, it would be helpful and informative to 
> modify the annotation so that users get a better immediate indication 
> of the scope of this class.
> Note that the revision of ISO 19156 currently underway in ISO/TC 211 
> is adopting many of the innovations from SSN/SOSA/SSN-ext into the UML 
> version of this model. They have already decided to name the 
> corresponding class 'Observer' instead of Sensor.
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Krzysztof Janowicz

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