Re: Deprecating owl:sameAs

It's less of a  joke when it's a much argued topic within philosophical

Your proposal is somewhat close to Geach's denial of absolute identity,
though it is not clear what your precise stance on identity is, or, if you
own a donkey, whether you have stopped beating it.

Can you clarify whether you are dispensing with entities?

Also, can you write up the other required changes to the OWL specifications
required to prevent backdoor assertions that are equivalent to sameAs -
Monday morning would be ideal so I'm going to need you work on it on
Saturday. Yeah,  that would be great.

On Apr 1, 2016 9:10 AM, "Sarven Capadisli" <> 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.
> Thoughts?
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> -Sarven

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