RE: DBpedia 3.2 release, including DBpedia Ontology and RDF links to Freebase

> Have fun with the new DBpedia knowledge base!
> Cheers
> Chris

Thanks Chris and team for all your hard work getting this done. I do,
however, have a few comments regarding the OWL ontology. I think in
general the use of domain and range is perhaps a bit "dubious" in that
for many things I think it is overly specified. I can imagine anyone
re-using the Dbpedia properties getting some unexpected inferences from
the domain and range restrictions. Also the range restriction seem to be
done as an OWL intersection so if, for example, something has a
publisher x then x will be inferred to be both a Company and a Person
which is probably not what you want. Personally, in all but a few cases,
I'd be tempted to generalise or just remove the domain/range
restrictions. Any thoughts?


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