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The semantics of rdfs:label

From: Lars Marius Garshol <larsga@ontopia.net>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:59:18 +0200
To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <m3slw7vm8p.fsf@pavarotti.intern.opera.no>

There is an important point about the human semantics of rdfs:label
that is not clear to the RDFTM task force, and which is very important
for us.

The RDFS specification says about rdfs:label that it

  "may be used to provide a human-readable version of a resource's

This makes it sound as though this is the common super-property of all
RDF properties with name semantics, such as dc:title, foaf:name,
skos:prefLabel, etc

However, some people tell us that this is not the case, and it
certainly doesn't seem obvious that this is the case.

Does anyone know? Is there an official answer to this question?

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
GSM: +47 98 21 55 50                  <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >
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