Although RDFS has considerable applicability in data amalgamation and the simplicity of its small number of axioms makes it compact and easy to implement, there are some confusions that arise even in very simple modeling situations when using RDFS.
In our shipping example, we had two definitions for the nextDeparture domain:
What is the interpretation of these two statements? Is the nextDeparture domain DepartingVessel, InServiceVessel, or both? What does this sort of construction mean?
The right way to understand what a statement or set of statements means in RDFS is to understand what ...