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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: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 12:33:53 -0000
Message-ID: <F5839D944C66C049BDB45F4C1E3DF89D18DB7B@exchange31.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
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This all sounds good to me, will update the SKOS Core guide & spec accordingly (if no-one has any objections).

Al.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
> [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Leonard Will
> Sent: 05 February 2005 20:50
> To: SKOS
> Subject: Re: What about "taxonomies"? RE: Glossary of terms 
> relating to
> thesauri and faceted classification
> 
> 
> 
> In message 
> <F5839D944C66C049BDB45F4C1E3DF89D18DB74@exchange31.fed.cclrc.a
> c.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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