ISSUE-68: RelatedIrreflexive

ISSUE-68: RelatedIrreflexive

Raised by: Alistair Miles
On product: SKOS

Currently, skos:related is *not* defined as an irreflexive property.

Therefore, graphs such as:

<A> skos:related <A> .

... are consistent with the SKOS data model.

However, such a graph would never be found in a representation of a thesaurus 
or classification scheme, and if it did, would probably indicate some sort of 

If skos:related were formally defined as an irreflexive property in the 
normative specification, this would endorse stronger checking of instance data 
against the SKOS data model, which would probably be both useful and 
appropriate to most SKOS use cases.

Should skos:related be normatively irreflexive?

Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 15:01:16 UTC