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Re: SKOS Core second review

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2005 14:06:07 +0200
Message-ID: <42F0B32F.80408@cs.vu.nl>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org


Stella,

Thanks for the clarification. EditorialNote should be kept.

Although I could go on arguing that

- this note will thus probably only have one valid value for the
audience ("editor") which is a clear sign of mixing up function and
audience;
- you could also interpret changeNote as being to also document the
possible *future* changes of a concept, and then you can use the
audience value as a filter;
- I think we already discussed it wouldn't be good practice to
produce/maintain a thesaurus in SKOS itself, so what would be the
point of having this maintenance info in the RDF version as a
housekeeping aid?

I won't do that because that would be for rhetoric enjoyment only :-)

Mark.

Stella Dextre Clarke wrote:
> Mark,
> Quoting from the draft of BS8723, 
> ' Editorial note is useful for entries such as "Review this term after
> the company merger complete" or "This term is mentioned in the scope
> note of Term X" (See 6.1.2.4) or "Check spelling with expert A". '
> These are reminders of editorial work still to be done, or warnings in
> the event that future editorial changes might be made. A housekeeping
> aid, not a search aid.
> Stella
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mark van Assem
> Sent: 03 August 2005 11:27
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> Subject: Re: SKOS Core second review
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> 
> 
> Hi Stella,
> 
> 
>>History Notes or Change Notes. History Notes are intended to help 
>>users choose the right formulation of search terms, so they need to 
>>see them; Editorial Notes need to be kept out of sight in normal 
>>usage, to avoid confusion.
> 
> 
> Specifying the audience would do just that: act as a filter. But of 
> course it requires that the user/system specifies itself as the 
> appropriate audience. But your point is that editorialNote has a 
> seperate function (maintenance, so notes about e.g. the "future" of 
> the concept?). Could you give some examples to win me over completely 
> :-) Also nice to have in the Guide.
> 
> Mark.
> 

-- 
  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        mark@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark


-- 
  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        mark@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark
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