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Re: Quick Guide to Publishing a Thesaurus on the Semantic Web

From: Thomas Baker <thomas.baker@bi.fhg.de>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 17:22:51 +0100
To: Ron Davies <ron@rondavies.be>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050228162248.GA820@Octavius>

On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 10:09:06AM +0100, Ron Davies wrote:
> At 14:16 25/02/2005, Thomas Baker wrote:
> >Hmm, it feels to me that the notion of converting between XML
> >and RDF automatically opens a can of worms.  For starters,
> >what is an "XML version of a thesaurus"?  Such a document
> >could presumably take on any number of forms since the document
> >models expressible in XML are theoretically quite diverse.
> 
> Even assuming that a conversion could be done automatically, there is also 
> the question of what information might be lost in doing so. The model 
> underlying SKOS, for instance, does not include all of the information in 
> the BS 8743 model, which might make it unsuitable for certain kinds of uses.

That sounds like a good topic for a paper or note.

Tom

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