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Re: RE : [ISSUE-77] [ISSUE-48] Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Skos subject properties are deprecated

From: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 16:18:29 +0000
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To: public-esw-thes@w3.org

On Fri, 25 Jan 2008 at 17:01:36, Bernard Vatant 
<bernard.vatant@mondeca.com> wrote
>Hi Leonard
>
>So, what name do you suggest for this link since skos:subject seems too 
>restrictive?
>
>I would live with skos:indexingConcept
>
>Bernard

That seems reasonable, but I wonder whether this is within the scope of 
SKOS anyway.

As far as I know, SKOS is a format for representing knowledge 
organisation schemes. These schemes are usually independent of any 
specific resources which they may be used to organise, so I don't see 
that SKOS should be providing for records of resources.

If you build a catalogue or database of resources, you make that 
searchable by adding indexing terms as metadata to each resource record. 
These terms may be copied into the catalogue record, or may take the 
form of links to a thesaurus or other knowledge organisation scheme, but 
I see this as being a function of the database, not something that is 
held in the KOS.

We need to see the boundary between a scheme for organising knowledge 
concepts and a scheme for cataloguing "documents" or resources.

Leonard

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