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From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 22:21:56 +0900
Message-Id: <1674B01C-C72E-425F-AF73-BA81F38978C1@w3.org>
Cc: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

Le 7 août 06 à 22:03, Dan Connolly a écrit :
>> Just a few dozen terms, yes. But with semantics not so "static" as  
>> you
>> would like them to be. geo:Region is not rdfs:subClassOf - The real
>> world apologizes for being so messy, changing and unstable :-) .
> It's reasonably straightforward to change the contents of a static
> file on a web server, no?

Maybe Bernard Vatant wants to express that geography nomenclature is  
changing but not necessary references in published materials or even  
in social context.

For example two cities being grouped in one and then one of them is  
losing its name and its legal existence, but for history papers still  
exist, etc. Geography is social, very social, there has been a very  
interesting paper about that
	Françoise Zonabend
	Pourquoi Nommer ?
	in L'identité by Claude Lévi-Strauss.

It has been republished in

Play on names. How people is named in Minot. -- Through historical  
and sociological analysis of the way people is named (surnames,  
Christian names, nicknames) in a village of North Burgundy, and its  
relationship with the way places are called, it appears that  
toponymic and individual appellations belong to one and only system,  
and that spacial and nominal categories present a similarity. Both of  
the fields seem to have been arranged by the same organizing thought.  
Toponymy and patronymy constitute two languages reflecting one  
another. It exists a continuity between nominated space and  
denominated society. Beyond, it is all the problem of the relations  
between anthroponymic system and identity which is set here.

-- Jeux de noms
Mon, 07 Aug 2006 13:19:46 GMT

But Maybe Bernard is talking about something else

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