How can RDF be defined using RDFS and OWL?

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I just browsed this and found this prefix declarations:

@prefix rdf: <> .
@prefix rdfs: <> .
@prefix owl: <> .
@prefix dc: <> .

if this supposed to define ? How can we use and in this document if we all know that is the basis of those languages?



answered 3 years ago Ignazio #1

Note that in this example RDFS and OWL are purely namespaces - there is no hierarchy of classes or properties, nor any class restrictions or other RDFS or OWL constructs.

The basic definitions are not included in actual RDFS or OWL ontologies - this is not a default top level ontology (for example, the label for rdf:type cannot be found searching in an RDFS ontology, unless it contains explicitly these triples.

You could consider this example a metaontology - looks more like a convenient format to hold a few basic information, which could be embedded in the specs instead.

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