[tdwg-tag] Darwin Core term management - dc:type, basisOfRecord, and recordClass

John R. WIECZOREK tuco at berkeley.edu
Thu Nov 19 18:50:44 CET 2009


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Bob Morris <morris.bob at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the clarification.  Indeed, my distaste disappears with
> that explanation!
> Bob
>> [I think your distaste for the interpretation above may be tempered by
>> the fact that the cited change to behavior occurred while domains were
>> still considered. They have since been abandoned to avoid
>> inappropriate assertions, such as a resource having a property
>> dwc:scientificName must be an instance of a dwc:Taxon. Such assertions
>> are to be made in ontologies, and distinct ontologies may differ as to
>> the domain of DwC terms. The idea is to build simple ontologies for
>> specific world views, and to construct world views of larger scope by
>> constructing further ontologies from these for particular purposes.
>> DwC makes no claim to understand or enforce any given world view.]
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