Re: Best Practice for Renaming OWL Vocabulary Elements

> it's not feasible, nor enforceable, nor desirable to develop ontologies
> entirely with random URIs as identifiers.

Just to be clear, I said "pure identifiers", not "random URIs". I like
integers as local IDs. Add a base URI and you've got perfectly good URIs for
everything. Or a default prefix, if extra colons make you feel more

We're talking about practice, so "enforceable" is not the issue here, and
"desirable" is the question we're considering. It's certainly feasible,
though: countless data-systems throughout technological history have used
pure identifiers for machine purposes and human-readable names for human
purposes. It's not feasible without tool support, I'll give you that. But
neither are spreadsheets. I see no reason to stipulate, in 2011, that the
world-wide database should be written in text editors.

Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 23:12:02 UTC