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Re: FW: Request for Comments: SKOS Reference: W3C Working Draft 25 January 2008

From: <L.Si@lboro.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 13:19:06 +0000
To: "Miles, AJ \(Alistair\)" <A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Cc: "A.O-brien@lboro.ac.uk" <A.O-brien@lboro.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <web-1500016@frim.lboro.ac.uk>

Dear Alistair,

I just read this document today, and recently always get 
some thoughts about the ways to describe different kind of 
concept schemes. In SKOS, they always focus on describing 
the relationships between the concepts, and ways to make 
the concepts more understandable. This is good.

However, in the real situation, there are a great variety 
of controlled vocabularies, and we also use the different 
ways to identify the mappings between different KOS. Do 
you think there should a list of metadata elements that 
may be the properties of skos:conceptscheme specially to 
describe something like the types of KOS(classification, 
thesauri, subject lists, taxonomies, etc), the type of 
information objects that a KOS index(newspaper, magazine, 
journal articles, collections, etc), the information 
resources indexed by a KOS, etc.

also, in the context of mapping, it is also important to 
use a range of metadata elements to define the ways to 
establish the mappings, such as, how to handle the 
compound concepts, the direction of the mappings 
established, the logics to establish the mappings, the 
mapping relationships used in a project.

I reviewed some project using SKOS, this situation is that 
most of them use the DC metadata elements to describe the 
skos:conceptscheme.Is that right?
Kind regards

Libo Eric Si
The Department of information science.
Loughborough University

  On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:14:18 +0000
  "A.O-brien@lboro.ac.uk" <A.O-brien@lboro.ac.uk> wrote:
> Eric
> You might be interested in this.
> No news from JISC.
> Ann
> 
> -----Original Message-----
>From: Miles, AJ (Alistair) [mailto:A.J.Miles@rl.ac.uk] 
> Sent: 30 January 2008 17:36
> To: diglib@infoserv.inist.fr
> Subject: [DIGLIB] Request for Comments: SKOS Reference: 
>W3C Working Draft 25 January 2008 
> 
> 
>  W3C Semantic Web Deployment Working Group
> 
> We are pleased to announce the publication of the SKOS 
>Reference as a
> W3C First Public Working Draft:
> 
>  http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-skos-reference-20080125/
> 
> This is a substantial update to and replacement for the 
>previous SKOS
> Core Vocabulary Specification W3C Working Draft dated 2 
>November 2005
> [1].
> 
> We ask at this stage feedback and reviews on this draft 
>specification.
> All comments are welcome and may be sent to 
>public-swd-wg@w3.org; please
> include the text "SKOS comment" in the subject line. 
>Note especially
> that there are a number of open issues, which are 
>indicated in the
> document. Please forward this announcement to any other 
>groups which may
> be interested.
> 
> Abstract:
> 
> """
> This document defines the Simple Knowledge Organization 
>System (SKOS), a
> common data model for sharing and linking knowledge 
>organization systems
> via the Semantic Web.
> 
> Many knowledge organization systems, such as thesauri, 
>taxonomies,
> classification schemes and subject heading systems, 
>share a similar
> structure, and are used in similar applications. SKOS 
>captures much of
> this similarity and makes it explicit, to enable data 
>and technology
> sharing across diverse applications.
> 
> The SKOS data model provides a standard, low-cost 
>migration path for
> porting existing knowledge organization systems to the 
>Semantic Web.
> SKOS also provides a light weight, intuitive language 
>for developing and
> sharing new knowledge organization systems. It may be 
>used on its own,
> or in combination with formal knowledge representation 
>languages such as
> the Web Ontology language (OWL).
> 
> This document is the normative specification of the 
>Simple Knowledge
> Organization System. It is intended for readers who are 
>involved in the
> design and implementation of information systems, and 
>who already have a
> good understanding of Semantic Web technology, 
>especially RDF and OWL.
> 
>For an informative guide to using SKOS, see the upcoming 
>SKOS Primer.
> """
> 
>For more information on SKOS, the Semantic Web Deployment 
>Working Group,
> or the W3C Semantic Web Activity, please see the 
>following links:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
> Alistair.
> 
> [1] 
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-swbp-skos-core-spec-20051102/
> 
> --
> Alistair Miles
> Science and Technology Facilities Council 
> Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 
> Harwell Science and Innovation Campus 
> Didcot 
> Oxfordshire 
> OX11 0QX 
> United Kingdom
> Web: http://purl.org/net/aliman
> Email: a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
> Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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