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Re: Why not a generic skos:label datatype property? Re: Southampton Pub data as linked open data

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 18:29:50 +0200
Message-ID: <488F457E.2080701@mondeca.com>
To: Bernhard Schandl <bernhard.schandl@univie.ac.at>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>



Bernhard Schandl a écrit :
>> Just to be sure everyone caught it correctly : there is *no* such 
>> property as skos:label *so far* in the SKOS vocabulary.
>> My proposal is to introduce it in SKOS as a clean, OWL-DL conformant, 
>> alternative to various hacking of rdfs:label non-semantics.
>
> Why not use the already existing skos:prefLabel for this?
Because skos:prefLabel has specific semantics relevant to the 
library/thesaurus world (like a single prefLabel in a given language) 
which might be, well,  too ... specific :-) for a general labeling use.
>
> Also, the SKOS extension for labelling (XL) may be a good starting 
> point for this; this vocabulary already allows one to define different 
> labels and also model relationships between them.
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/#L4945>
This is for *reified* (so-to-speak) labels, in advanced terminology 
management. Nothing to do with the current debate, what we need is 
something as simple and generic in scope as rdfs:label, but defined as a 
datatype property.

Bernard

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