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Re: altLabels in different langauges

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 16:27:14 +0300
To: Paul Hermans <paul.hermans@amplexor.com>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-id: <446F1932.7060503@cs.vu.nl>

Hi Paul,

Conceptually speaking, the idea in SKOS is that each pref/altLabel is in 
some sense a correct lexicalization of the concept (in the scope of the 
particular vocab), so no relations between the labels would have to be 

Technically speaking it is even impossible to state relations between 
terms. It is only possible to state relations between concepts. That is 
one of the drawbacks of the approach SKOS takes (see also [1]).

A possible way out is to suppose that the rusten/repose pair actually 
represents a different concept than the serenity/sereniteit pair and 
create two separate skos:Concepts for them, and assume that 
pref/altLabels of different languages in one concept are already correct 
translations of each other.



Paul Hermans wrote:
> Dear,
> Example:
> <skos:Concept rdf:about="" >
> <skos:prefLabel xml:lang="en">peace</skos:prefLabel>
> <skos:prefLabel xml:lang="nl">rust</skos:prefLabel>
> <skos:altLabel xml:lang="en">repose</skos:altLabel>
> <skos:altLabel xml:lang="en">serenity</skos:altLabel>
> <skos:altLabel xml:lang="nl">rusten</skos:altLabel>
> <skos:altLabel xml:lang="nl">sereniteit</skos:altLabel>
> </skosConcept>
> Is there a way in SKOS core to indicate that "rusten" is the translation of "repose" and "sereniteit" of "serenity";
> that these altLabels belong together?
> Regards,
> Paul
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