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Re: Versioning of SKOS Concept Schemes

From: Joseph Tennis <jtennis@interchange.ubc.ca>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 07:46:59 -0800
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Cc: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-id: <EC786407-A878-4A20-8892-7D0723F82325@interchange.ubc.ca>

Hi Bernard:

I've written about this very issue, and I'm looking at what kinds of  
backward-capability relationships we are talking about - because  
terms often split, lump, or do a number of transformations that  
change relationship structure as well as semantics (the two are  
intertwined, yes?).  You can find a short paper on this at:


I hope to get more data on current examples of vocabulary evolution  
described from this perspective, so I can contribute a substantial  
statement on what kind of structure SKOS and skos-like frameworks  
might employ.


On 9-Dec-05, at 2:34 AM, Bernard Vatant wrote:

> I'm pretty sure this issue has been discussed and addressed before,  
> but cannot find where
> and when and how.
> SKOS specification uses versioning elements (depreciation etc) for  
> elements of SKOS
> itself, but makes no provision for doing the same in SKOS Concept  
> Schemes. This sounds
> like something missing.
> Why not elements such as
> 	skos:DeprecatedConcept
> 	skos:replacedBy
> 	skos:backwardCompatibleWith
> ... similar to whatever is found in OWL vocabulary to handle  
> versioning?
> Did I miss something?
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> Bernard Vatant
> Mondeca Knowledge Engineering
> bernard.vatant@mondeca.com
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Joseph T. Tennis, PhD
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