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RE: concept descriptions

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 10:39:21 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Dan Brickley
> Sent: 10 November, 2004 10:32
> To: Miles, AJ (Alistair)
> Cc: 'public-esw-thes@w3.org'
> Subject: Re: concept descriptions
> 
> 
> * Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> [2004-11-10 15:16-0000]
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > Just sharing an idea I have had, regarding what a node of type 
> > skos:Concept actually represents, which may help to clarify some 
> > problems with modelling and mapping.
> > 
> > Here is the idea: that we consider a node of type skos:Concept to 
> > represent a *description* of a concept, and not the concept 
> (or entity) itself.
> 
> Can we say that it represents a _conceptualisation_ rather 
> than the thing that is conceptualised? I worry a little about 
> saying it is a description, though I see where you're going...

I think, if you use _conceptualisation_ you will need to
translate the definition for the lay person:

An SKOS concept is a conceptualisation of a KOS concept...


Andy.
Received on Wednesday, 10 November 2004 15:40:02 GMT

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