On 10/20/18 11:57 AM, Ettore RIZZA wrote:
From Peter F. Patel-Schneider
I see no reason that this [adding subclass relationships sanctioned by corresponding
should not be done for other groups of living
organisms where subclass relationships are missing.
It seems very simple to me. Maybe too simple. Perhaps I am intimidated by the
kilometers of discussions I'm reading about the taxon-centric aspect of
Wikidata, when I'm not a biologist. So, there is no problem if we add
that Cetacea <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q160>is a subclass of aquatic
mammals <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3039055>, as indicated by
its Wikipedia page <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cetacea>?
How can there be any effective counter to adding these relationships? Many
Wikidata items correspond to Wikipedia pages. If the true information about
the Wikidata item in the corresponding pages cannot be added to the Wikidata
items, then the correspondence is not correct and should be removed.
PS: Of course, determining truth may be contentious in some cases, but these
will be a small minority.