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ordered concepts?

From: Erik Hennum <ehennum@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 15:03:42 -0800
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Esteemed SKOSlians:

Apologies if there is a SKOS-user list where this question would be more
appropriate or if the answer is given in an existing resource.

What is the recommended way for indicating sequence (perhaps logical,
chrononological, or spatial) over a list of narrower concepts?  Some common

.... Spring
.... Summer
.... Fall
.... Winter

.... North
.... East
.... South
.... West

In these cases, the narrower concepts have a sequence, but the relationship
between the broader concept and the narrower concepts doesn't seem to
require mediation by a meaningful collection -- at least not in quite the
same way as the people by age example from the guide.

Is the recommendation none-the-less to provide a collection (perhaps
unlabelled)?  Possibly on the grounds that you might, for instance, want to
order the seasons both by chronology and by average temperature?

My lazy temptation is to yearn for a skos:narrowerList property that offers
a skos:memberlist for Concept with skos:narrower semantics.  But perhaps
there are good reasons to resist temptation....

Thanks in advance,

Erik Hennum
Received on Wednesday, 2 November 2005 23:18:37 UTC

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