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

John Goodwin wrote:
>> 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?
> john
> .

Yes, this issues exist with the DBpedia Ontology, but also bear in mind 
this is also why UMBEL and DBpedia have been Linked :-)

Eventually (as per my other mail posts), the DBpedia Ontology will need 
to be linked with UMBEL (*which isn't the case right now*) so that it 
can benefit from the work done in the UMBEL project. That said, UMBEL is 
also a loosely bound ontology for DBpedia already, so you can also 
optionally leverage for inference purposes  right now.  All in all, I am 
hoping a lot of the inherent flexibilities that the Internet hosted 
Distributed Database we know as the Web accords start to come through 
with much more clarity following DBpedia 3.2.

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