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

From: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 20:47:08 +0000
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To: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>

In message 
<F5839D944C66C049BDB45F4C1E3DF89D18DB74@exchange31.fed.cclrc.ac.uk> on 
Fri, 4 Feb 2005, "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk> wrote
>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?

It sounds fine to me, and as nobody has raised serious objections I have 
added it to the glossary at 
<http://www.willpowerinfo.co.uk/glossary.htm>. I hope that is OK.

I think you have to call it a "concept scheme" rather than a "conceptual 
scheme", because the latter form makes it sound as though it is not a 
real scheme, just a conceptual one . . .

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

I have added it, as I have also added "taxonomy" to the glossary with 
it's narrower definition as a monohierarchical classification scheme.

I put in a note to say that "taxonomy" is sometimes used with a broader 
meaning, which seems equivalent to your definition of "concept scheme" 
above. Adding it to the definition of "concept scheme" with that meaning 
would be self-referential, and should therefore be avoided.

Leonard

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