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Re: OWL version of Dublin Core?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 11:44:46 +0200
Message-ID: <4630748E.3070807@w3.org>
To: Yoshio Fukushige <fukushige.yoshio@jp.panasonic.com>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org, mikael@nilsson.name
Elisa already referred to this but let me just reiterate and maybe add
some more details

The DCMI is currently working on bringing the DC metadata and the RDF
worlds closer together. They have a second round of commenting on the
following documents right now:


and comment period is still open. Comments can be done by signing up to:


I copy this mail to Mikael Nilsson, who may not be reading this mailing
list, to give possibly more context.

I think this discussion is important, it is exactly on time...



Yoshio Fukushige wrote:
> Hi, This may be a FAQ, but are there OWL versions of
> Dublin Core Vocabularies?
> I checked their official page[1], but there seem to be no
> such versions.
> If not, is there any widely-used ontology that refines the
> DC Vocabularies in OWL?
> Or are there unofficial versions that are in discussion / under review by DC people?
> My current problem is that I want a transitive version of 
> http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf .
> Should I use a property in other major vocabularies, 
> for example 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/OEP/SimplePartWhole/part.owl#partOf
> (I'm not sure if it is major, though)
> Or defining my own transitive property as a subPropertyOf 
> http://purl.org/dc/terms/isPartOf 
> would make more sense?
> [1] http://dublincore.org/
> Best,
> Yoshio Fukushige


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