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RE: geo example

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 17:26:45 +0200
To: "Dan Brickley" <danbri@w3.org>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GOEIKOOAMJONEFCANOKCMELCDOAA.bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>


Dan

> http://dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Bristol/ shows a
> topic from open directory.

Would you call this resource a "subject indicator", to use topic maps dialect?

> I can imagine how this works in SKOS. And
> how we might represent Bristol as a place in RDF. For discussion: how to
> represent (to machines) the connection between these two worlds.
>
> We could easily redo the open directory (dmoz, see
> http://dmoz.org/rdf.html)
> in SKOS.

As an on'n off ODP editor [1] I had proposed internally to have a look at integration of
ODP in the SW framework.
Not with a great feedback, actually. Remember that RDF dump of dmoz uses an old RDF
format.

> And we can doubtless find some RDF representation of Bristol as
> a member of a class "City", with location info, population, etc...
>
> My hypothesis is that a new property in SKOS, skos:conceptualizes,
> could be used to relate bristol-the-skos-concept to
> bristol-the-thing-in-the-world.

 ... looks to me indeed very close to the notion of "subjet indicator".

Bernard

Bernard Vatant
Senior Consultant
Knowledge Engineering
Mondeca - www.mondeca.com
bernard.vatant@mondeca.com
[1] http://dmoz.org/Reference/Knowledge_Management/Knowledge_Representation/
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