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

From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 17:03:15 +0100
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To: 'Dave Reynolds' <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

.... i.e. even if six concepts from six different sources all look like they
mean the same thing, it is best to model them as six different resources.

Al.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Miles, AJ 
> (Alistair)
> 
> Sent: 29 September 2004 17:00
> To: 'Dave Reynolds'; Dan Brickley
> Cc: Miles, AJ (Alistair) ; 'public-esw-thes@w3.org'
> Subject: RE: [Proposal][SKOS-Core] skos:denotes
> 
> 
> 
> > Ah I hadn't realize they were expected to be disjoint. I 
> nearly wrote 
> > earlier that it you could simply have the bNode 
> > Al-as-foaf-Person also be 
> > an instance of skos:Concept. Then it could, for example, be 
> directly 
> > attached to a thesaurus without this extra level of 
> > indirection and use 
> > owl:sameAs to indicate these correspondences.
> 
> The big problem with doing this is that multiple concepts 
> from different
> sources could end up being merged as the same node in a graph 
> ... which
> could leave you with a concept node with three different 
> definitions and any
> number of labels, and no knowledge (without provenance) of 
> which source the
> labels/definitions came from.
> 
> Al.
> 
> 
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