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Re: Glossary of terms relating to thesauri and faceted classifica tion

From: 'Thomas Baker' <thomas.baker@bi.fhg.de>
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 14:22:33 +0100
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050118132233.GA2376@Octavius>

On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 01:10:20PM -0000, Alistair Miles wrote:
> > I'm not so sure...  The draft DCMI Abstract Model [1] defines
> > "term" to be "The generic name for a property..., vocabulary
> > encoding scheme, syntax encoding scheme, or concept taken from
> > a controlled vocabulary (concept space)".  Then it defines
> > "term URI" as "The generic name for a URI reference that
> > identifies a term".  In other words, it makes a distinction
> > between a modeling entity and the identifier for that modeling
> > entity.
> It occurs to me that 'concept space' might be a better name for what SKOS
> Core currently calls a 'concept scheme'.  Any thoughts on this?

That sounds good to me - "scheme" is at least as overloaded as
"term" and even more ambiguous.


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