Help:Property description


Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.0Released on 9 July 2016 and compatible with MW 1.19.0 - 1.27.x. introduced special property "Has property description"Adds localizable context help to properties12 as declarative method to describe a property in a localized context to help users understand the concept, limitation, and intention of that property and its assigned values.

Sometimes the concept of a property can not always be inferred from its canonical name and while a property label or key maybe semantically linked to the instance it represents (e.g. "Capital of" to identify the capital of a country), it can also just be an arbitrary collection of strings (e.g. P020).

Independent of the method on how to label a property, it is recommended that its usage is clarified to the audience by describing its nature or meaning and hereby reduces inadequate application or inconsistent interpretations.

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  1. ^  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub pull request gh:smw:1381
  2. ^  skos:scopeNote described as " some, possibly partial, information about the intended meaning of a concept, especially as an indication of how the use of a concept is limited...", Retrieved from: