[tdwg-tag] SPM: Is information about a SpeciesProfileModel also information about the underlying taxon?

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 04:36:15 CET 2008

I didn't notice that ( sometime in the summer(?), it became the case
that) a TaxonConcept has a property hasInformation with range

Suppose that an SPM s is aboutTaxon t,  and that s hasInformation  i.

Nothing in the TDWG ontology seems to entail  that t therefore hasInformation i.

In words: a SpeciesProfileModel about a TaxonConcept may have
information which need not be information about the TaxonConcept

This seems counter-intuitive to me. Can someone give me an example
from among the  currently defined subclasses of InfoItem where it
would be reasonable for the  SPM to have that InfoItem,  but for it
not to be information about  the taxon concept  which that SPM is
about ?

Robert A. Morris
Professor of Computer Science
ram at cs.umb.edu
phone (+1)617 287 6466

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