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RE: SKOS Core Guide

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <sdclarke@lukehouse.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 17:13:35 -0000
To: "'Aida'" <aida@acorweb.net>, "'Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)'" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Cc: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005c01c50493$89220960$0700a8c0@DELL>

Aida says, 
"More importantly - I think that presenting SKOS in the manner above is
misleading and may give impression that SKOS is created on the ground
common to all KOS - which is simply not the case. As far as I am aware
SKOS is created around thesaurus structure and it would be better to say
something as "SKOS core is best suited to be used for thesaurus"... and
let people know that if they want to 'force' it to work with other
alphabetical indexing languages or even classification schemes - this
may not be so straightforward." - and I agree. 

Other KOS have subtle differences. The SKOS model works best for
thesauri. People who want to interoperate between different types of KOS
should take care to understand the differences. We're going to try to
spell out the key factors in Part 3 of BS8723, but drafting it is not
easy! (And is taking ages)

Stella

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