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RE: candidate and deprecated concepts

From: Carl Mattocks <carlmattocks@checkmi.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 11:20:45 -0400 (EDT)
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To: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

As much as I think it is confusing to apply ' USE' to a compound-term that
is not-preferred .. I consider that the particular 'thesaurus management'
technique useful for denoting deprecated *concepts*. However, I am not
comfortable about "use'ing" it for candidate *concepts*.


carl
<quote who="Miles, AJ (Alistair)">
>
> I'm actually thinking about supporting candidate/deprecated *concepts*
> (and
> not terms), which brings a slightly different set of requirements.
>
> Al.
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
>> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Leonard Will
>> Sent: 07 October 2004 15:20
>> To: 'public-esw-thes@w3.org'
>> Subject: Re: candidate and deprecated concepts
>>
>>
>>
>> In message
>> <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50C7D@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
>>  on Thu, 7
>> Oct 2004, "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> wrote
>> >
>> >The paradigm (as I understand it) in the thesaurus world is
>> for terms (or
>> >concepts) to go through three stages: candidate, accepted,
>> deprecated (i.e.
>> >replaced).
>> >
>> >We can use dcterms:replaces and dcterms:isReplacedBy to
>> describe concept
>> >replacements I think (although how to handle replacement
>> with combinations
>> >is uncertain yet).
>>
>> If use of a term is discontinued, it is good practice to
>> retain it as a
>> non-preferred term, with a USE pointer to the term or combination of
>> terms that should be used in future for the concept that it
>> represented.
>> A history note should indicate when it was used for indexing.
>>
>> I don't think that you need to distinguish between "deprecated" and
>> "non-preferred" terms, which you would express as altLabels.
>> As you have
>> noted, you do however have to handle combinations such as:
>>
>> "physics education  USE  physics  AND  education"
>>
>> Leonard
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>
>


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