[rdfweb-dev] Domain and Range
GK at ninebynine.org
Wed Feb 5 20:56:42 UTC 2003
At 10:26 AM 2/5/03 +0000, Ian Davis wrote:
>So, the upshot is that the 'validation' I'm doing at Semantic Planet
>is inappropriate. Oh well, it's a good thing I'm only experimenting :)
Well, yes and no.
RDFS doesn't define a notion of schema-validity, but I think it's still
reasonable that you might define your own for certain purposes. A strict
form of validity check might be "are all the classes and properties defined
by and used in ways explicitly licensed by schema X?". Or "are the
properties classes defined in schema X used in ways licensed by that
schema?". Or some other notion of validity; e.g. consistency with schema
using DAML or OWL vocabulary.
I think the kind of question you need to ask may be: is this RDF
sufficiently complete and consistent for use by my application? Hopefully,
that will yield a reasonable notion of validity for your purposes.
<GK at NineByNine.org>
More information about the foaf-dev