[foaf-dev] Time to make the foaf classes relate to Dublin Core classes?

Mikael Nilsson mikael at nilsson.name
Wed Jan 16 09:07:10 GMT 2008


Just this Monday, DCMI released [0] an updated set of term definitions
[1] with new RDF schemas [2]. Among the terms are a number of classes
that are now used as domains / ranges of DCMI properties [3].

This would be a good time to formally declare the relationships between
the foaf classes and the DCMI classes. Off the top of my head, I can see
relationships between:


foaf:Agent		dcterms:Agent: A resource that acts or has the power to act.

foaf:Image		dcmitype:Image: A visual representation other than text.

dcterms:Agent is now the range of dcterms:contributor and subproperties,
so it would make an important connection between the two specs.

Actually, I would not think an owl:sameAs relations between the two
pairs above would be wrong, but even a subClass would be useful.



[0] http://dublincore.org/news/2008/#dcmi-news-20080114-01
[1] http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/
[2] http://dublincore.org/schemas/rdfs/
[3] http://dublincore.org/documents/domain-range/

<mikael at nilsson.name>

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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