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RE: Rappresentation of special compound term

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <sdclarke@lukehouse.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 09:42:22 -0000
To: <PCavaleri@liuc.it>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601c6474b$9b67d3b0$0300a8c0@DELL>

Sorry, I can't offer you a solution to this, but I can confirm that in
my own experience this type of relationship does occur quite frequently,
and is not easy to implement in computer systems. A real problem. I
shall be interested to see what the SKOS experts can come up with.

Stella Dextre Clarke
Information Consultant
Luke House, West Hendred, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8RR, UK
Tel: 01235-833-298
Fax: 01235-863-298

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From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of PCavaleri@liuc.it
Sent: 14 March 2006 09:24
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Subject: Rappresentation of special compound term

I'm trying to convert our thesaurus in SKOS format, but I'm not able to
rappresent the splitting of compound not preferred terms. Sometimes it
may be usefull because users search using them. Using an English
example, I want to allow the user to find the compound term rail safety,
but redirecting them to use the two term railways and safety.

In a paper thesaurus I could write:
rail safety (not accepted)
use railways + safety

In SKOS the non accepted terms haven't an autonomous entry, but I can't
indicate that rail safety is an <altlabel> for railways or for safety.
How do you resolve problems like this?

Thank you in advance,

Piero Cavaleri
Biblioteca Rostoni
UniversitÓ Cattaneo
C.so Matteotti, 22
21053 Castellanza (VA)

e-mail: pcavaleri@liuc.it
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