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RE: [SKOS] A new proposal for ISSUE-39 ConceptualMappingLinks

From: Miles, AJ \(Alistair\) <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 19:34:07 -0000
Message-ID: <677CE4DD24B12C4B9FA138534E29FB1D03B3FAB9@exchange11.fed.cclrc.ac.uk>
To: "Alasdair Gray" <agray@dcs.gla.ac.uk>, "Antoine Isaac" <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Cc: <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi Alasdair,

> It is funny the way these things work, but this issue is now 
> starting to appear within the work on developing vocabularies 
> for astronomy [1].
> 
> My interpretation of the fact that there is development of a 
> skos mapping vocabulary, which has been further confirmed by 
> Antoine's email, is that the semantic relationships defined 
> in the skos core [2] are to be used only for relationships 
> between concepts in the same scheme.
> However, this is not explicitly stated in the text of the skos core.
> Will this be changed in the next version of the skos core?

We don't know yet, it's under discussion. Do you have any preference?

> A question I would like to raise is how can I specify a 
> mapping between a collection in one vocabulary and a concept 
> in another? It really is the collection as a whole that 
> matches the concept. However, the collection becomes an 
> anonymous node in the rdf. Is it the case that each member of 
> the collection should be specified as a narrowMatch of the concept?

It'd be great if you could give us some more detail on this particular requirement, e.g. the actual concepts you want to map between.

Cheers,

Alistair.

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Alistair Miles
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