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Re: UBL Naming Conventions & RDF

From: Darren Chamberlain <dlc@sevenroot.org>
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 14:29:58 -0400
Message-ID: <42CEC626.2050508@sevenroot.org>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
John McClure wrote:
> 2. Ian Davis suggests the alternative <Person> <parent> <Person rdf
> about='uri'/> </parent> </Person>
> for my <Person><has><Parent rdf about='uri'/></has></Person>. My concern is that
> <parent> is a noun, in effect, thereby eliminating predicate verbs as meaningful
> classes [...]

In this case, why not express the relationship in terms of the <Person>
node itself, i.e., <Person><childOf rdf:about='uri' /></Person> ?  I
find this less confusing than the original <hasParent>, since it's in
the active voice rather than the passive, so to speak, and less
gratuitously wordy than <has><Parent>.


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