[rdfweb-dev] Integrating SIOC and FOAF

Alex Stewart am2stewa at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 18:01:53 UTC 2005

On 10/14/05, CaptSolo <captsolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/8/05, Danny Ayers <danny.ayers at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If they *are* equivalent, I think a start would be to declare it in
> > the schema. It gets ugly with the OWL DL using owl:sameAs, for most
> > purposes owl:equivalentClass will do what's intended. If I remember
> > correctly-
> No - they are not equivalent after all. Some SIOC terms [1] are a
> specialisation of FOAF terms ( e.g., a Person), but not all FOAF terms will
> have SIOC properties. So the cleanest way would be to just use "1) Subclass
> SIOC terms from FOAF terms" and rely on reasoning engines to do
> subclass->superclass inference.
> [1] http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec

Ummm... according to [1], "[sioc:Person] can be mapped to
foaf:Person." Are there any foaf:Persons that aren't sioc:Persons, or
vice versa? If not, then they *are* equivalent.


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