[rdfweb-dev] foaf gender (was: Some RDF stats)

Emmanuil Batsis (Manos) mbatsis at netsmart.gr
Thu Aug 7 11:04:30 UTC 2003


None of the two seem right to me...

Cayzer, Steve wrote:

> Surely the second is unambiguous and hence preferable to free text strings
> and all the problems that creates ("female" vs "Female" vs "woman" vs that
> circly thing with a cross)

Right. But

<Person>
   <foaf:name>Alice</foaf:name>
   <foaf:gender rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/female"/>
</Person>

would need some work for us to be able to infer that foaf:Male or 
foaf:Female are (disjoint?) subclasses of foaf:Person and Alice is an 
*instance* of female. So, with a little work on the RDFS that could 
actually be

<foaf:Female>
   <foaf:name>Alice</foaf:name>
</foaf:Female>



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