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SKOS ISSUE-39: clarification?

From: Emma McCulloch <e.mcculloch@strath.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2007 12:18:20 -0000
To: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
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Hi All,


We have been using the SKOS MVS within the HILT Phase IV project to encode
equivalence relationships between various schemes and DDC. The recently
proposed SKOS ISSUE-39 has left me feeling unclear on a couple of things;
I'm hoping you can help clarify the questions below for me?


1)       What is the status of this issue and proposal (ISSUE-39)? 

2)       ISSUE-39 states that Major/minorMatch are deprecated, along with
classes AND, OR and NOT. It also 'transfers' skos:mappingRelation,
skos:exactMatch; skos:broadMatch and skos:narrowMatch from the MVS into the
standard SKOS vocabulary. Does this mean that the MVS will no longer be used
if this proposal is accepted? 

3)       skos:relatedMatch and skos:overlappingMatch are introduced: could
you please provide a definition of relatedMatch (assuming this is for
inter-thesaurus mapping) and perhaps an example? I'm not clear of the
distinction between this and overlappingMatch, at a practical level.

4)       The first version of ISSUE-39 proposed to introduce
skos:equivalentConcept as a replacement for skosm:exactMatch - has this idea
now been dropped?


Thanks in advance for your help.



Emma McCulloch 

Centre for Digital Library Research (CDLR) 

Department of Computer and Information Sciences 

University of Strathclyde 

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