Deprecating owl:sameAs

There is overwhelming research [1, 2, 3] and I think it is evident at 
this point that owl:sameAs is used inarticulately in the LOD cloud.

The research that I've done makes me conclude that we need to do a 
massive sweep of the LOD cloud and adopt owl:sameSameButDifferent.

I think the terminology is human-friendly enough that there will be 
minimal confusion down the line, but for the the pedants among us, we 
can define it along the lines of:

The built-in OWL property owl:sameSameButDifferent links things to 
things. Such an owl:sameSameButDifferent statement indicates that two 
URI references actually refer to the same thing but may be different 
under some circumstances.




Received on Friday, 1 April 2016 13:01:48 UTC