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W3C SWBP-WG RDF Thesaurus Task Force activity

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 14:21:15 +0100
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To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi all,

To keep you up to date with some exciting developments ...

The Thesaurus task force [1]  of the W3C Semantic Web Best Practises and
Deployment Working Group (SWBP-WG) [2] has agreed to take the SKOS-Core RDF
schema as a basis for publishing an RDF schema for thesauri as a W3C working
group note.  

(Fyi the acronym given to the SWBP-WG thesaurus task force is 'PORT' - short
for 'porting thesauri to the semantic web).

In light of all the valuable feedback I have received over the last couple
of months I recommended that SWBP-WG become involved with the current
community SKOS developer community in a round of development of the
SKOS-Core schema, to improve its support for some additional features that
are not currently supported, and this has been agreed also.

So I am very pleased to launch SKOS-Core phase 2 development ... I will send
a further mail about details, objectives and time-frames.



[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/03/thes-tf/mission
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/

Alistair Miles
Research Associate
CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Building R1 Room 1.60
Fermi Avenue
Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440
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