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RE: Modelling 'term-to-term' relationships in SKOS

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:38:20 -0000
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C0494412F@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: 'Stella Dextre Clarke' <sdclarke@lukehouse.demon.co.uk>, public-esw-thes@w3.org

Stella wrote:
> Direct immediate searching may not be the only need. If you 
> want to use
> the data to print out or present an on-screen display of the thesaurus
> for human look-up, then you might want to present a British-spelt
> version for UK users, an American spelt version for US users. 
> You might
> even want to give users an option to choose their dialect, 
> just as they
> might choose to display in French or German. For this purpose
> undifferentiated altLabels are insufficient.

Labels with language tags are sufficient for this (if each dialect is
treated as a separate language).

(e.g.
<skos:Concept>
	<skos:prefLabel xml:lang="en-US">Color</skos:prefLabel>
	<skos:prefLabel xml:lang="en-GB">Colour</skos:prefLabel>
</skos:Concept>
)

Al.
Received on Thursday, 4 March 2004 05:38:56 GMT

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