[tdwg-content] Conflict between DarwinCore and DublinCore usageof dcterms:type / basisOfRecord

Gregor Hagedorn g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 09:47:28 CET 2009

>> PreservedSpecimen implies its an occurrence and TaxonName implies a Taxon
>> class. Isnt this yet another class hierarchy that is flattened to share
>> different levels of granularity for different clients?
> Yes, it is. Is there harm in that? We do it all over the place.
> Keeping this one means we don't have to imply anything, we can get it
> explicitly.

I agree with John. Redundancy need not be a purist design principle,
but here the higher-level redundancy is an expression in a vocabulary
that many more people and machines understand, making data accessible
to more potential users.


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