[rdfweb-dev] Relationship Schema Updated

Ian Davis iand at internetalchemy.org
Sun Mar 14 16:54:23 UTC 2004


Hi Richard,

On Sunday, March 14, 2004, 4:44:02 PM, Richard Lennox wrote:

> Firstly, is it not enough to just say spouseOf? There is no indication of
> wife or husband just that  X is the spouse Of Y.  In todays societies there
> is no reason as to why gender should come into this relationship at all.
> Gender describes the person not the realationship.  The point regarding
> male-roles and female-roles in the relationship - maybe 50yrs ago there were
> defined roles but not today.
Yes, definitely.


> Somewhat different point: should there not be something to say while not
> biologically parentOf, parentOf in the case of adoption.
I believe the accepted terminology is, "genitor" for biological
father, "genetrix" for biological mother, "pater" for sociological
father and "mater" for sociological mother.


Ian

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