W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-esw-thes@w3.org > September 2004

RE: [Proposal][SKOS-Core] skos:denotes

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 15:37:16 +0100
Message-ID: <350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50C42@exchange11.rl.ac.uk>
To: 'Kal Ahmed' <kal@techquila.com>, "Miles, AJ (Alistair) " <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

To help clear things up ...

This property (whatever we end up calling it) is intended to be a bridge
between thesaurus style descriptions of things and ontology style
descriptions of things.  Others (Danbri help me out here) will be able to
give better examples than me, but here is one example:

my:conceptA		a	skos:Concept;
	skos:prefLabel	'Alistair Miles';
	skos:denotes	[	a	foaf:Person;
						foaf:mbox
<mailto:a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk>	].

It has also been suggested to have further properties like
'skos:denotesClass' and 'skos:denotesIndividual' ... what do folks think
about that?

On the subject of whether 'denotes' is the right name for this property ...
the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary [1] has 'denotes' df. 'to
represent something.'  The third definition from dictionary.com [2] has
'denotes' df. 'To signify directly; refer to specifically.'  

So in these senses, I think we have 'skos:denotes' the right way round,
although I agree it doesn't seem quite perfect.  All suggestions welcomed.  

Al.

[1] http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=20729&dict=CALD
[2] http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=denotes

---
Alistair Miles
Research Associate
CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Building R1 Room 1.60
Fermi Avenue
Chilton
Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440



> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Kal Ahmed
> Sent: 29 September 2004 15:21
> To: Miles, AJ (Alistair) 
> Cc: 'public-esw-thes@w3.org'
> Subject: Re: [Proposal][SKOS-Core] skos:denotes
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Al,
> 
> Either I misunderstand the definition or else I think your 
> property name 
> should be skos:denoted-by as it is the resource that denotes the 
> concept....hmmm...I just checked 
> http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=denotes and I am 
> assuming you 
> are using "denotes" in the sense of definition (3). Is that right ?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Kal
> 
> Miles, AJ (Alistair) wrote:
> 
> >Hi all,
> >
> >This is a proposal for a new property for SKOS Core:
> >
> >skos:denotes	a	rdf:Property;
> >				a	owl:FunctionalProperty;
> >				rdfs:domain		skos:Concept;
> >				rdfs:range		rdf:Resource;
> >				vm:term_status	'unstable';
> >				skos:definition	'The real world 
> thing that
> >this concept is an abstraction of.'
> >
> >Comments on this (and especially the definition) most welcome.
> >
> >Al.
> >
> >---
> >Alistair Miles
> >Research Associate
> >CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
> >Building R1 Room 1.60
> >Fermi Avenue
> >Chilton
> >Didcot
> >Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
> >United Kingdom
> >Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
> >Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440
> >
> >  
> >
> 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 14:37:50 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 7 December 2009 10:38:52 GMT