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Re: Low level API

From: NJ Rogers, Learning and Research Technology <Nikki.Rogers@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 16:11:03 +0100
To: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <165330000.1084288263@ilrt-haako.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

Hi Leonard

> I don't think that it should be necessary to store "level" information to
> achieve this, and indeed I think that doing so would complicate matters,
> because if a concept is inserted to create a new level of grouping then
> the "levels" of all the subordinate concepts would change.
>
Yes, skos takes the approach of expressing broader/narrower/related 
relationships between concepts. If we are to add what is effectively 
harvesting functionality to the thesaurus, then we would likely return skos 
encoded data as is, from which some client app would be able to build a 
thesaurus browser if required.

If time permits we may demonstrate how this would work against our own demo 
thesaurus service implementation. For example either by layering Protege on 
top of our service for browser-based views on the data, or developing 
prototype viewer implementations that we already have.

Nikki


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NJ Rogers, Technical Researcher
(Semantic Web Applications Developer)
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