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From: Miles, AJ \(Alistair\) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 10:30:36 +0100
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-----Original Message-----
From: Søren Roug [mailto:Soren.Roug@eea.eu.int]
Sent: 07 June 2005 15:11
To: Miles, AJ (Alistair)
Subject: RE: SKOS public working drafts



Hi Alistair,

Yes, GEMET work is stalled at the moment. We just respond when someone wants a copy of it.

About SKOS: It certainly has grown since I last looked at it. 

I'm surprised the altSymbol has foaf:Image as range. The Image class in http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/ seems more appropiate. After all, Dublin Core elements are more likely to be known by thesauri developers than FOAF.

There are other references to FOAF. To me FOAF is not a useful way to refer to person information. It lacks a class for OrganizationalRole (allthough Agent could be abused for that), and persons can't have affiliation, post-in-organization, telephone, postal address or jobtitle.

In addition, FOAF seems rather unstable as a specification to rely on. 

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Sincerely yours / Med venlig hilsen, Søren Roug <soren.roug@eea.eu.int> 
European Environment Agency, Kongens Nytorv 6, DK-1050 Copenhagen K 
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|| -----Original Message-----
|| From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) [mailto:A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk] 
|| Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 5:50 PM
|| To: Søren Roug
|| Subject: SKOS public working drafts
|| 
|| Hi Soren,
|| 
|| It was good to finally meet you in Amsterdam :)  I remember 
|| you said you weren't working directly on GEMET in SKOS any 
|| more (is that right ?), but anyway I'd like to ask you if 
|| you have any comments or suggestions regarding the recently 
|| published first public working draft editions of the SKOS 
|| Core Guide [1], Quick Guide to Publishing a Thesaurus on the 
|| Semantic Web [2] and SKOS Core Vocabulary Specification [3] 
|| 
|| It would be great if you could send any comments before June 
|| 30th.  All comments should be sent to the 
|| public-esw-thes@w3.org mailing list.  We have a second 
|| review scheduled for 17th July, after which we'll publish 
|| revised working drafts.
|| 
|| I'd be extremely grateful if you could pass this request for 
|| comments on to any other colleagues who might be interested. 
|| 
|| Thanks,
|| 
|| Alistair.
|| 
|| [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-guide-20050510/
|| [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-thesaurus-pubguide-20050517/
|| [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-spec-20050510/
|| 
|| ---
|| Alistair Miles
|| Research Associate
|| CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
|| Building R1 Room 1.60
|| Fermi Avenue
|| Chilton
|| Didcot
|| Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
|| United Kingdom
|| Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
|| Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440
|| 
|| 
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