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Re: Territorial Units Thesaurus

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2005 15:31:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4342844B.80101@cs.vu.nl>
To: Javier Lacasta <jlacasta@unizar.es>
CC: public-esw-thes@w3.org

Hi Javier,

Would be good to hear of experiences with interfacing SKOS thesauri to 
each other. Are you using specific SKOS services?

Is the version of Eurovoc you are using available for the public? If 
so, would be great if you could put it on

http://esw.w3.org/topic/SkosDev/DataZone

Happy SKOS-ing,
Mark.


Javier Lacasta wrote:
> 
> Hi
> 
> In the Project I am working we are using other thesarus that are in SKOS 
> format, as GEMET, AGROVOC and EUROVOC, so for new thesaurus/ontologies 
> we decided to try to construct them using SKOS as base. It is true that 
> we can have lost of information because of the limits of the SKOS 
> relations, but I think that if it is needed we can extend SKOS with OWL 
> terms to represent the information not suported in SKOS, providing 
> compatilility with services that use SKOS but without loss of 
> informations needed for other services.
> 
> I will keep you informed or our advances and thanks a lot for your links,
> Javier Lacasta
> 
> Mark van Assem wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>>
>> Doug rightly suggests TGN, which is extremely comprehensive. But as 
>> far as I understand not available freely. BTW do you specifically need 
>> a thesaurus? Converting TGN to RDF/OWL (which I've been involved in 
>> for the MultimediaN project) delivers a much richer information source.
>>
>> Mark.
>>
>> Javier Lacasta wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>> It is the first time I write in this maling list, so I want to salute 
>>> all of you.
>>>
>>> I have to create a thesaurus of the territorial units of Spain and 
>>> France and I am going to use SKOS as storage format transforming the 
>>> available information in other formats. I wanted to know if any of 
>>> you know if this kind of  information is already available in SKOS 
>>> format or if in other countries there is other similar initiative 
>>> that I can use as base (information models, problems founds...).
>>>
>>> Thaks in advance,
>>> Javier Lacasta
>>>
>>
> 
> 

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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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