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Re: 'constraints' on the SKOS Core model

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 15:37:53 +0100
Message-ID: <41F50841.2000803@cs.vu.nl>
To: "Miles, AJ (Alistair)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: "'public-esw-thes@w3.org'" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>


Hi Alistair,

> However, I think Tom's wording change suggestion is fine.  I.e. we describe
> a set of constraints, which 'should' be implemented, but obviously this is
> RDF so at the end of the day you can do what you want.

Right. I agree with this interpretation of "constraints". They cannot be 
enforced but very useful if they are observed. Most people need to make 
this reasoning step in their mind, so it may be useful to include in the 
introduction a paragraph explaining exactly the meaning of "constraints" 
for the SKOS purposes (with the RDF-open-world-caveat).

Mark.

P.S. did anyone get any beer yet?
;-)

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  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        mark@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark
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