owl:sameAs link between two resources that refer to the
same entity but contain data in different languages.
When dealing with resources in a multilingual linked data environment, it may be necessary to keep those resources separate and identifiable.
http://hy.example.org#Հայաստանwhile the URI
http://es.example.org#Armeniacontains information about Armenia in Spanish. We can declare that both URIs refer to the same thing by asserting:
<http://hy.example.org#Հայաստան> owl:sameAs <http://en.example.org#Armenia> .
owl:sameAs is a well-known property which is
supported by several linked data applications.
However, the semantics of
owl:sameAs has some implications which may be
For example, it could be that the information about Armenia in the different languages comes from
different sources and thus, contains different data.
owl:sameAs can then render inconsistencies.
This pattern is a special case of the Equivalence links .
The new version ITS 2.0 contains categories that are format neutral, supporting both XML, HTML and the RDF based NIF (NLP Interchange Format). It also gives support to localization workflows like those expressed in XLIFF.