[tdwg-content] DwC for the semantic web

Steve Baskauf steve.baskauf at vanderbilt.edu
Wed May 4 22:10:28 CEST 2011

Well, I wouldn't be opposed to that, particularly since the class 
currently called dsw:IndividualOrganism isn't really the same thing as 
the proposed dwc:Individual class is defined anyway.

Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> On Apr 28, 2011, at 3:55 PM, Mark Wilden wrote:
>>> As a point of clarification, the class dsw:IndividualOrganism as we  
>>> have defined it in DSW
>>> does not specify that an instance of the class must actually be an
>>> individual organism [...] At one point we considered using the name  
>>> TaxonomicallyHomogeneousEntity, but that seemed unwieldy.
>> If that's what it is, then that's what it should be called, in my
>> opinion.
> I would completely echo this. Although in some ways the label of a  
> class is arbitrary and what counts is the definition, we communicate  
> meaning through language, and thus how you name something matters.
> Perhaps we can just try to pool ideas for a better name and see what  
> comes up?
> 	-hilmar

Steven J. Baskauf, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Vanderbilt University Dept. of Biological Sciences

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