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

From: Miles, AJ \(Alistair\) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 21:03:35 -0000
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To: "Ron Davies" <ron@rondavies.be>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Would you mind writing up in short exactly which parts of the BS8723 model are not covered by the SKOS Core model? 

Alistair Miles 
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From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Ron Davies
Sent: 27 February 2005 09:09
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org; Thomas Baker
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Subject: Re: Quick Guide to Publishing a Thesaurus on the Semantic Web

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. 


Ron Davies
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