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

KANZAKI Masahide mkanzaki at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 01:56:42 GMT 2008

Hi Dan,

The dcterms:AgentClass is designed as domains of dcterms:audience,
dcterms:mediator and dcterms:educationLevel. So it could be generic
students, women, charities, lecturers etc (a class of Agents), but
basically not a specific group (e.g. FOAF Project).

I guess foaf:Group is neither equivalentClass nor subClassOf dcterms:AgentClass.

2008/1/23, Dan Brickley <danbrickley at gmail.com>:
> I also wonder how well AgentClass maps to foaf:Group, ie.
> http://xmlns.com/foaf/spec/#term_Group
> Group - A class of Agents.
> "The foaf:Group class represents a collection of individual agents
> (and may itself play the role of a foaf:Agent, ie. something that can
> perform actions)."
> http://www.dublincore.org/documents/2008/01/14/dcmi-terms/#classes-AgentClass
> "A group of agents."
> "Examples of Agent Class include groups seen as classes, such as
> students, women, charities, lecturers."
> Currently we don't say that Group is a subclass of class, which is how
> AgentClass seems to work. But the basic idea is similar...

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