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RE: Supporting arrays of concepts

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 16:13:28 -0400
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> From: Leonard Will [mailto:L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk] 
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 2004 2:37 PM
> Subject: Re: Supporting arrays of concepts
> Should we, though, be creating a structure that allows 
> encoding of inconsistent and illogical structures just 
> because they occur in some existing thesauri? Library of 
> Congress Subject Headings has some thesaural elements, but 
> nobody would argue that it conforms to thesaurus standards. 
> Should we be able to encode it in RDF?

We are trying to encode AAT, LCSH, MeSH and DDC in SKOS.
So my answer to these questions is that SKOS needs to
find a way to handle these things.  There are a wealth
of widely used vocabularies today and to create a new
Semantic Web data format that cannot take advantage of
these vocabularies seems, to me, to be problematic.


Andrew Houghton, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Received on Monday, 10 May 2004 16:13:33 UTC

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