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Re: UBL Naming Conventions & RDF

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2005 10:22:39 +0200
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd05070801226829ab21@mail.gmail.com>
To: John McClure <jmcclure@hypergrove.com>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org

On 7/7/05, John McClure <jmcclure@hypergrove.com> wrote:

> So, my task has been to "take apart" the RDF's predicate construct,
> distinguishing between predicate verbs and predicate nouns. A predicate verb
> is simply <has> while a predicate noun is (or could be) <Parent>. So rather
> than <Person><hasParent rdf:resource='uri'/></Person>, I am suggesting that
> the pattern <Person><has><Parent
> rdf:about='uri'/></has></Person> be used instead. Many
> advantages are apparent from this approach, while there appears to be few or
> no disadvantages. 

One advantage of the usual pattern is that given:

X hasParent Y

one can infer that:-

X type Person
Y type Person

 (assuming  a schema describing domain and range of the property is available)

> Here's my question: is this the correct group with whom I should engage on
> this question? 

I believe so. 
(Sorry for the terse response, got to nip out).




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