[rdfweb-dev] Integrating SIOC and FOAF
captsolo at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 19:48:08 UTC 2005
On 10/15/05, Alex Stewart <am2stewa at gmail.com> wrote:
> > No - they are not equivalent after all. Some SIOC terms  are a
> > specialisation of FOAF terms ( e.g., a Person), but not all FOAF terms
> > have SIOC properties. So the cleanest way would be to just use "1)
> > SIOC terms from FOAF terms" and rely on reasoning engines to do
> > subclass->superclass inference.
> >  http://rdfs.org/sioc/spec
> Ummm... according to , "[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.
What I am asking about is relation beween sioc:User and foaf:Person.
Please ignore sioc:Person for now - we introduced it to have the equivalent
of foaf:Person in SIOC, but concluded that is was unnecessary duplication.
sioc:Person, sioc:Group and sioc:Document will be removed in the next
revision of the spec.
Speaking about sioc:User - there certainly are foaf:Persons that are not
Further, there are many SIOC properties that sioc:User may have, but I doubt
that many will use them for foaf:Person directly.
When speaking about patterns of RDF statements using FOAF (and in a wider
scope - of patterns involving both RDF data and other ontologies), there is
a FoafRules page  on RDFWeb wiki created to discuss "rules about patterns
of RDF statements used in FOAF docs". It was created in a FoafMeet in 2003
and does not seem to be updated, but it might be a useful place for
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