[tdwg-content] DwC for the semantic web

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Wed May 4 19:52:29 CEST 2011

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?

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