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SKOS Core enquiry

From: Quentin Reul <qreul@csd.abdn.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:21:49 +0100
Message-ID: <453CEC1D.1050003@csd.abdn.ac.uk>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Dear all,

I was wondering if you could explain why skos:broader and skos:narrower 
properties have been added as part of the SKOS vocabulary. My query is 
based on the fact that generalization/specification can already be 
represented by properties such as rdfs:subClassOf.

Furthermore,  the Semantic Web tend to claim that reuse is very 
important. However, properties such as skos:subject or 
skos:primarySubject are already present in other languages such as 
foaf:topic and foaf:primaryTopic respectively in FOAF 

The W3C have proposed a draft for Wordnet in RDFS and OWL 
and I was wondering if there was any plans to represent WordNet in SKOS.



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