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How many "person" concepts in the Semantic Web? (Best Practices)

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh@ldodds.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:06:21 +0000
Message-ID: <41EE695D.7070605@ldodds.com>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

"How many of those resources declare equivalence with other ones? And 
how many are actually used?"

Good points. What are the best practices here w.r.t to stating 
equivalence or other relationships between vocabularies?

1. Ontology authors should define as many equivalence relationships as
possible when writing a schema

2. Ontology authors should regularly update their schemas after 
identifying new equivalence relationships

3. Third-parties should be encouraged to publish RDFS that define 
equivalence relationships between vocabularies.

4. All of the above

I'm guessing the answer is 4. But I'm wondering how much effort
people are putting into 1, 2, and especially 3.

With respect to the second question in the quote above: "how many
are actually used?" is anyone regularly publishing figures from a 
Scutter or other application which indicates how often a term is
used? I've seen occasional reports generated off the back of
several scutters, but nothing regularly updated. (I've probably
missed something...)

Strikes me that such information would be extremely useful to
create a feedback effect that would encourage adoption of some


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