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Re: Dataset vocabularies vs. interchange vocabularies

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 12:52:34 +0000
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B5B3CF47-9218-4901-B8F8-1F5C4BA176B7@cyganiak.de>
To: John Graybeal <graybeal@mbari.org>

On 26 Nov 2008, at 21:53, John Graybeal wrote:
> would you agree that duplicating a massive set of URIs for 'local  
> technical simplification' is a bad practice? (In which case, is the  
> question just a matter of scale?)

You are asking me if 'local technical simplification' is a good reason  
or a bad reason for duplicating URIs? Uh, I guess it depends...

My point was this: The key benefits of URI re-use can also be obtained  
by minting your own URIs and linking them to existing URIs via  
adequate RDF properties. And that practice can have additional  
practical/implementation benefits (and costs). Hence, consider both  
options; there's no reason to knee-jerk against creating new  


> John
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