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RE: comment:skos:preflabel

From: Miles, AJ \(Alistair\) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 16:12:39 -0000
Message-ID: <677CE4DD24B12C4B9FA138534E29FB1D9851E9@exchange11.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
To: "kk aw" <kkaw@multicentric.com>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi KK Aw,

For use cases like yours I would suggest that you use custom refinements ('extensions') of skos:prefLabel and skos:altLabel.  There is an example in the draft 'extensions' document [1] that covers this type of situation [2] - how does this look to you?

Cheers,

Al.

[1] http://isegserv.itd.rl.ac.uk/cvs-public/~checkout~/skos/drafts/appextensions.html?rev=1.8
[2] http://isegserv.itd.rl.ac.uk/cvs-public/~checkout~/skos/drafts/appextensions.html?rev=1.8#hExSpecLabelling

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of kk aw
> Sent: 05 November 2005 11:23
> To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: comment:skos:preflabel
> 
> 
> 
> I think the use of skos:preflabel and skos:altlabel may be 
> restrictive 
> and confusing.
> 
> For example, in biological sciences, we have scientific name, 
> local name 
> and common name for plants, fish and other living things.  
> Which should 
> be the preferred name?  It depends on the context.  Likewise 
> we can have 
> labels in different languages. 
> 
> I would like to suggest the use of  skos:label with a type attribute 
> where the type can be "preferred", "alternate" and any other 
> appropriate 
> name. 
> 
> Regards,
> KK Aw
> 
> 
> 
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