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Future SKOS development

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 16:40:22 +0100
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To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi all,

A quick note on the future of SKOS ...

As I see it, the role of SWAD-E Thesaurus Activity has been and continues to
be to lay the foundation for a community effort to develop some standards
for Thesauri and similar KOS within a semantic web context.  

I think what we have so far in the SKOS-Core [1] and SKOS-Mapping [2] RDF
schemas, and the SKOS API [3] is an excellent start.  I would very much like
to continue developing these standards, and I think there are (and have
received suggestions for) a number of significant improvements that could be
made.

However, we do have a user community now.  Therefore I am keen to set up a
framework within which these standards can continue to evolve, and
improvements and updates can be easily tracked by users.  Also I am I keen
to ensure we have the capacity to support the involvement of a growing
community in SKOS development.

So I point you to three wiki pages:

http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev_2fChangeProcess
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev_2fSchemaManagement
http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev_2fSkosUsers

I look forward to feedback on these as a basis for future SKOS development. 

Yours,

Alistair.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/reports/thes/1.0/guide/
[2] http://www.w3c.rl.ac.uk/2003/11/21-skos-mapping
[3] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/Europe/reports/thes/skosapi.html



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