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Re: Deprecating owl:sameAs

From: Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert@ugent.be>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:40:09 +0200
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <56FE7A39.9050906@ugent.be>
Hi Sarven,

I love the idea and I'm a big fan of your work filling my inbox with 
public-lod mails!

Yet I believe this discussion is becoming too ad-hoc. In order to get a 
bit of a structure into this, feel free to fork my samesamebutdifferent 
ontology and pull request your suggestions:


I already added the things we have come up with in turtle. As we are not 
responsible for OWL, I suggest creating a new ontology on a new namespace.

Kind regards,


P.S. Also feel free to donate a proper domain name for this

On 01-04-16 15:28, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> On 1 April 2016 at 15:01, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca 
> <mailto:info@csarven.ca>> wrote:
>     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.
> What about
> owl : sometimesSameAs
>     Thoughts?
>     [1] https://www.w3.org/2009/12/rdf-ws/papers/ws21
>     [2] http://www.bbc.co.uk/ontologies/coreconcepts#terms_sameAs
>     [3] http://schema.org/sameAs
>     -Sarven
>     http://csarven.ca/#i

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