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Re: mapping topicexchange to dmoz - testing the SKOS-Mapping vocab

From: Steve Cayzer <steve.cayzer@hp.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 21:08:22 -0000
Message-ID: <004f01c3bd06$5fe76700$ef5cc050@cayzers2>
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair) " <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Interesting stuff, Al.

This probably doesn't make much sense, but...

I see where you are going with 'ordered' mappings, but I wonder if your
solution isn't a little brittle.
I mean, having defined 6 ordered mappings, what happens when you need
another, numbered say 3.5?

A way round this would be to allow relationships between mappings.
So a mapping to Arts/Movies/Titles/M/Matrix_Series/ is 'better' than (more
relevant than? more specific than?) a mapping to
Arts/Movies/Genres/Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy/

Cheers

Steve
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miles, AJ (Alistair) " <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
To: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 6:04 PM
Subject: mapping topicexchange to dmoz - testing the SKOS-Mapping vocab


>
> I've had a go at doing a mapping between some topics from the
topicexchange
> system to categories from the open directory.  The mappings are online at
> ...
>
> <http://www.w3c.rl.ac.uk/SWAD/rdf/te_dmoz_map.rdf>
>
> What could such a mapping be used for?  Well, for example, lets say I'm
> viewing the 'Matrix' channel on topicexchange.  There could be a link from
> this page saying 'view relevant pages from dmoz'.  The page at the end of
> this link could use the mapping to retrieve the pages from the dmoz
> categories that are most relevant to the 'Matrix' topic in topicexchange.
>
> Considering this kind of scenario, it occurs to me that there could be a
> strong argument for defining matches simply as a list, ordered by
relevance.
> I'm going to call this an 'ordered' mapping.  So I could represent the
> 'Matrix' mapping simply as ...
>
> Topic Exchange --> Open Directory
>
> The Matrix 1.  Arts/Movies/Titles/M/Matrix_Series/
> 2.
> Games/Roleplaying/Genres/Science_Fiction/Matrix,_The/
> 3.  Games/Video_Games/Action/E/Enter_the_Matrix/
> 4.
> Games/Video_Games/Action/Massive_Multiplayer_Online/Matrix_Online,_The/
> 5.  Arts/Movies/Genres/Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy/
> 6.  Arts/Literature/Genres/Cyberpunk/
>
> .. rather than as ...
>
> The Matrix narrow-match Arts/Movies/Titles/M/Matrix_Series/
> narrow-match
> Games/Roleplaying/Genres/Science_Fiction/Matrix,_The/
> narrow-match Games/Video_Games/Action/E/Enter_the_Matrix/
> narrow-match
> Games/Video_Games/Action/Massive_Multiplayer_Online/Matrix_Online,_The/
> broad-match
> Arts/Movies/Genres/Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy/
> broad-match Arts/Literature/Genres/Cyberpunk/
>
> ... which was the best 'traditional-style' mapping I could come up with.
>
> I think it would be worth having a further discussion on the 'ordered'
> versus 'traditional' mappings.
>
> Al.
>
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