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ChatVocabIssue

ChatVocabIssue

Current status: open Owner: danbri at rdfweb.org (from IssueTracker page)

This is a FoafVocab issue, documented as such by linking it from the IssueTracker page.

Issue description - rdfweb-dev mail from danbri: foaf:chat sub-properties could be better described

<danbri> We were discussing the kinds of things which properties such as foaf:msnChatID can apply to... It was tempting to say foaf:Person, however bots, scripts and other software artifacts can have chat IDs...

<kota> what about chatID, simply?

<danbri> foaf:nick serves that purpose, largely

<danbri> but without scoping a chat ID to a particular controlled set of names, you lose a lot of power

<kota> hmm

<kota> i see

<danbri> If I say 'there is a person and they have a chat id of danbri_2002' that doesn't unambiguously identify anything for sure.

<danbri> If I say 'there is a person with a foaf:aimChatID of 'danbri_2002', that picks out... me.

<danbri> ...which is good foaf, as it makes yet another way of merging data together...

IRC chat 2003-07-06, quoted in rdfweb-de issue archives

What is their domain? range? Are they owl:InverseFunctionalProperty?

There are some possible variations here.

Jabber IDs get used for all sorts of things. There is also a Jabber URI scheme we should look at.

The others, it is tempting to say they have an rdfs:domain of Person. However we often see IM accounts for bots and other non-humans.

This suggests that an Agent class may be appropriate. (MCF had this btw). bug description on rdfweb-dev issue archive


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