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SKOS namspace for ORE was [ISSUE-77] [ISSUE-48]

From: Carl Mattocks <carlmattocks@checkmi.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 14:00:38 -0500 (EST)
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Leonard et al:

To help us focus on the boundary between a scheme for organising knowledge
concepts and a scheme for cataloguing "documents" or resources ..

would you agree that skos be a namespace Open Archives Initiative Object
Reuse and Exchange ?

http://www.openarchives.org/ore/0.1/toc
... the ORE Model that makes it possible to associate an identity with
aggregations of Resources and  provide descriptions of their structure and
semantics. ... uses the following namespaces and prefixes to indicate
those namespaces:

Prefix Namespace URI Description
dc http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/ Dublin Core elements
dcterms http://purl.org/dc/terms/ Dublin Core terms
ore http://www.openarchives.org/ore/terms/ ORE vocabulary terms
owl http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl# OWL vocabulary terms
rdf http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns# RDF vocabulary terms


<quote who="Leonard Will">
>
> 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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