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RE: SKOS Core second review

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 13:47:46 -0400
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> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mark van Assem
> Sent: 03 August, 2005 12:37
> To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: Re: SKOS Core second review
> 
> Your statements about changeNote seem to imply that 
> changeNote is a more fine-grained version of historyNote, or 
> historyNote is some kind of aggregation of changeNotes? Is 
> there a reason that something like changeNote is not in 
> BS8723 (or did I miss it)?
> 
> Isn't there the risk that one person's changeNote is another 
> person's historyNote etc., which makes searching harder? 
> Couldn't you separate the two kinds of changes by adding a 
> different audience (user vs.
> maintainer)?

One way to think about historyNote vs. changeNote is that a 
history note documents a change to a concept for public
consumption and a change note documents a change to the 
thesaurus management system usually for non-public
consumption.

For example the thesaurus management system may automatically
create change notes when an editor checks in a change to a
concept or group of concepts in the thesaurus.  This might 
look like:

<skos:changeNote xml:lang='en'>
Checked in 2005-08-03T13:30:00-04:00 by userX
Check in comment: completed changes to all concepts relating to pears.
</skos:changeNote>

But the history note might read:

<skos:historyNote xml:lang='en'>
Pears were previously listed as a narrower term under vegetables
instead of fruits.
</skos:historyNote>

Wish I could find a really good example in an existing controlled
vocabulary...  Not sure if that makes things clearer or more murky.


Andy.
Received on Wednesday, 3 August 2005 17:47:52 GMT

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