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Re: Only documents can have a skos:subject?

From: Benjamin Nowack <bnowack@appmosphere.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 15:30:31 +0100
To: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <PM-GA.20061217153031.78785.1.1D@>

On 14.12.2006 18:23:20, Richard Cyganiak wrote:
>Quick question: I suppose that only documents can have a  
Not necessarily, I think. Although the SKOS core guide still talks
about "information resources" in the relevant section [1], this 
seems to be a bug left from an earlier version of the guide. The
domain of skos:subject, which once was foaf:Document, was 
deliberately dropped to allow to attach skos:subject to non-info
resources as well. At least that's how I understand the change note
for skos:subject:
The domain of this property changed to be unconstrained (was 
previously foaf:Document). The definition altered to reflect 
this (s/document/resource).

I'm not sure about directly linking persons to concepts, though.
It sounds a bit odd in that case as "A concept that is a subject
of the resource." would become "Philosophy is a subject of 
Wittgenstein" although it's arguably more the subject of his works
and thoughts, or an interest/passion. But it may well be that SKOS
is unconstrained enough to allow this sort of association.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-skos-core-guide/#secindexing

Benjamin Nowack

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