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

From: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 15:50:28 +0100
Message-ID: <Px1GfoG0usWBFA9+@willpowerinfo.co.uk>
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: 'Kal Ahmed' <kal@techquila.com>, "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

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<350DC7048372D31197F200902773DF4C05E50C42@exchange11.rl.ac.uk> on Wed,
29 Sep 2004, "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> wrote
>
>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?

Sorry, but I am not at all clear as to the meaning of this. It seems to
me that you are using something very similar to the "instance"
relationship in the thesaurus standards, which would have

mountains
NT      Ben Nevis
        Everest

where the proper names, or "classes of one", are "instances" of the
class "mountains". This can be designated by the relationship BTI/NTI
(broader/narrower term instantial) which you recently decided not to
include in the main part of your product.

Or do you want to cite specific instances as "examples", helping to
clarify the meaning of the broader concept, as Stella suggested recently
might be an interpretation of the inclusion of a URI?

Leonard
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