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Re: [SKOS] ISSUE-33 "Minimal Fix" Proposal

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:26:47 +0200
Message-ID: <4672A1A7.8080806@few.vu.nl>
To: "Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>, public-esw-thes@w3.org

Thanks for the answer. They confirm everything
>> - relying on sophisticated algorithm to generate hierarchies 
>> for grouping-aware applications
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> Yes and no. The fact is that a typical "systematic display" of a thesaurus or classification scheme incorporates a certain amount of "presentational" information - information about how to lay things out in 2 dimensions. I believe it should be out of scope for SKOS to convey presentational information. This means that, in order to fully convey a systematic presentation of a thesaurus or classification scheme, you might need something other than SKOS.
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> However, in the absence of any presentational information, there could be a default method of constructing a systematic display. To handle SKOS grouping constructs, this would require an algorithm which is *fairly* sophisticated - certainly not straightforward to a novice hacker. The onus is on me to provide a reference implementation :)
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my mistake, "generate" should have been "display"
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>> - asking thesaurus builders to create explicit 
>> broader/narrower links between the concept generalizing the 
>> collection and the concepts included in the collection (e.g. 
>> ex:milk skos:narrower ex:cowmilk), 
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> Yes.
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>> therefore ignoring the 
>> level of the grouping in the explicitation of the conceptual hierarchy
>>     
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> I'm not sure what you mean by this.
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That we you design the conceptual hierarchy, you might have some 'mental 
image' of it in your head, influenced by the display of other thesauri. 
But you should ignore this image, and build the conceptual link not 
considering the grouping node.

Antoine
Received on Friday, 15 June 2007 14:26:59 GMT

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