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

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 17:48:59 +0100
Message-ID: <415AE77B.9050803@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: "Miles, AJ (Alistair) " <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>, "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Dan Brickley wrote:

> In general, thesaurus-style and class/instance-style are at the same
> level. But SKOS-in-RDF is an encoding of the former using the machinery of the
> latter, which I guess is why it feels like a layering situation to me.

OK, that's a good point.

> In other words, we probably (imho) don't want to say that Alistair the
> person is the selfsame thing as the representation of Alistair in the
> SKOS from my weblog categories, and also as the representation of
> Alistair in the SWED SKOS thesaurus (if he appeared there). It feels
> more intuitive to model them as three distinct entities (which have 
> different creators, for eg :), and take about
> their inter-relationships. The SKOS mapping work allows us to do this
> when talking about his appearance in several SKOS datasets; the new 
> property would bridge this to the rest of the RDF world.
> 
> Am I making any more sense yet?

Sure. See my parallel message on denotesSameAs v. denotes.

What you and Al are arguing does make sense. It's just that the terminology 
of "denote" and the short description of it didn't work for me on its own.

Dave
Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 16:49:09 GMT

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