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Re: [SKOS] thesaurus USE patterns

From: Johannes Busse <busse@ontoprise.de>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 09:29:03 +0100
Message-ID: <45D419CF.9020707@ontoprise.de>
To: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
CC: public-esw-thes@w3.org, Jakob Voss <jakob.voss@gbv.de>

Hi all,

> Having skos:Term allows to represent terms separate from concepts that 
> use it. Terms are then roughly equivalent to WordNet's WordSenses and 
> concepts to WordNet's Synsets. This allows all kinds of relationships 
> between Synsets/concepts (which carry non-lexical meaning) and 
> Terms/WordSenses (which do carry lexical meaning).

When investigating into various thesaurus formats in the 
past  I have learned that there is a clear distinction 
between semantic and linguistic thesauri. SKOS explicitly 
was classified being a semantic framework. However, in our 
use case we needed both: An automatic Information Extraction 
component gives words, and the thesaurus was supposed to 
help mapping words to concepts.

I would appreciate a framework where both meta-concepts - 
linguistic words or terms and semantic concepts - could be 
handled easily. (And if such a solution would be 
conceptually aligned to some WordNet meta-concepts it would 
make communication even more simple. But that's only a 
nice-to-have requirement :-) )

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