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Re: [ontolog-forum] predicates in RDF

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Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 11:27:55 -0000
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Dear Paola,    (01)

> I am not sure we are making the same argument here (i think so)
> but yes -
> in the same way that in an E/R diagram, the relation must be a verb
>  and the entity a noun (afaik) its kind of a rule,    (02)

MW: I agree this is something some people do, but it is not a rule,
and if some people apply it as a rule, then it is a bad one.    (03)

MW: Entity (types) are  the types of things you wish to hold data
about. These can be as much verb based - actions, as noun based. So
most companies would wish to hold data about the sales they made, for
example.    (04)

Regards    (05)

Matthew West
Reference Data Architecture and Standards Manager
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
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