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RE: Interpretation of skos:Concept and some more URI discussion

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 14:09:09 -0000
Message-ID: <F5839D944C66C049BDB45F4C1E3DF89D18DAE8@exchange31.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
To: 'Bernard Vatant' <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

> 
> >From http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev_2fSkosConcept
> 
> > And like normal words, URIs should be opaque ...
> > i.e. you shouldn't assume anything about what the word 
> means just by looking at it.
> 
> Added the remark :
> 
> Actually most words are *not* opaque. They are constructed 
> from roots, prefixes and
> suffixes, or otherwise derived from other words, in the same 
> or other languages. One can
> guess the meaning of "anticonstitutionnellement".
> 

Strictly speaking, you can often 'guess' something about the meaning of a
word from looking at it, but you can't be sure.  E.g. try to guess the
meaning of 'antimony' by looking at it.

Cheers,

Al.


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> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]De la part de Miles, AJ
> > (Alistair)
> > Envoyé : mercredi 1 décembre 2004 18:55
> > À : 'public-esw-thes@w3.org'
> > Cc : 'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'
> > Objet : Interpretation of skos:Concept and some more URI discussion
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I wrote up some more discussion re the interpretation of 
> the skos:Concept
> > class, and implications for HTTP range (don't read if 
> you're sick of that
> > already):
> >
> > http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev_2fSkosConcept
> >
> > Some of this might seem like a statement of the blindingly 
> obvious, but I
> > still think it bears talking about.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Alistair.
> >
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