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Mappings and Relationships

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 14:02:45 -0000
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C04747FB1@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: Stella Dextre Clarke <sdclarke@lukehouse.demon.co.uk>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org

I think this is a good approach.  Therefore, I suggest renaming the top
level property of SKOS-Mapping from 'mappingRelation' to 'semanticMapping'.

This would mean that the top level property of SKOS-Core (intra-thesaurus)
is 'semanticRelation' and the top level property of SKOS-Mapping
(inter-thesaurus) is 'semanticMapping', consistent with the BS convention.


> Re the SKOS-mapping document, I liked the general approach, 
> which has a
> lot in common with our draft of Part 4 of the standard ( this is the
> Part that deals with mappings). Some matters of detail may 
> need sorting
> out. For example, the property "mappingRelation" seems to be 
> defined (or
> at least described) in terms of itself. In our standard, by 
> the way, we
> differentiate between inter-term "mappings" and 
> "relationships" by using
> the former term for relationships between terms in different
> vocabularies. (Thus all mappings are relationships, but we try to use
> the term "relationships" when they apply within one vocabulary and
> "mappings" for cross-vocabulary relationships. What we want 
> to avoid is
> the sort of loose chatter where people talk about a mapping when all
> they mean is a USE/UF relationship inside one thesaurus.)
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