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Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist by James Hendler, Dean Allemang

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CHAPTER 12 Good and Bad Modeling Practices

In preceding chapters, we reviewed the constructs from RDF, RDFS, and OWL that go into a good model. We provided examples of successful models from a number of different backgrounds. Even after reaching this point, the prospect of creating a new model from scratch can seem daunting. Where should you begin? How do you tell a good model from a bad one?

Unlike the examples in the previous chapters, many of the examples in this chapter should not be used as templates or examples of good practice in building your own models. We indicate these examples with the label “antipattern” to indicate patterns that should not be emulated in your models.

GETTING STARTED

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