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RE: What about "taxonomies"? RE: Glossary of terms relating to thesauri and faceted classification

From: Miles, AJ \(Alistair\) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 15:57:44 -0000
Message-ID: <F5839D944C66C049BDB45F4C1E3DF89D18DB74@exchange31.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
To: "Bernard Vatant" <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "SKOS" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

Hi all,

In the rewrite of the introduction I did last week, I suggested a slightly revised definition of 'concept scheme' (snip of text from [1]) -

A 'conceptual scheme' or 'concept scheme' is defined here as: a set of concepts, optionally including statements about semantic relationships between those concepts. Thesauri, classification schemes, subject heading schemes, terminologies, glossaries and other types of controlled vocabularies are all examples of conceptual schemes.

How does that sound?  

Do you think we should add 'taxonomies' to the second sentence, or not :) ?

Cheers,

Al.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core/guide/2005-01-25.html



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Bernard Vatant
> Sent: 02 February 2005 14:01
> To: SKOS
> Subject: RE: What about "taxonomies"? RE: Glossary of terms 
> relating to
> thesauri and faceted classification
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Answering to myself, sorry ...
> 
> > The current definition in SKOS Core is "A set of concepts 
> forming a coherent scheme".
> 
> I had a versioning issue and used a deprecated definition. 
> The correct current definition
> is :
> 
> "A description of a set of concepts, which may include a 
> description of relationships
> between those concepts."
> 
> > I won't call that really a "formal definition". But 
> (Alistair please correct me if I am
> > wrong) it has been kept deliberately so, as unformal and 
> generic as can be, in order to
> > cover a wide range of legacy ...
> 
> The comments still hold anyway for the current definition.
> 
> Bernard
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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