[tdwg-content] New terms need resolution: "Individual" [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
pmurray at anbg.gov.au
Tue Jul 12 04:03:46 CEST 2011
On 11/07/2011, at 11:58 PM, Richard Pyle wrote:
> I don't like the word
> "Individual", because I would like to see it applied up to at least the
> level of a group of individuals, if not a population
Another difficulty is that "Individual" is a term-of-art in RDF/OWL: an individual is any instance of a class. "Individual", in OWL, means pretty much the same thing as "entity" or "object" in other spaces.
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