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Meaning of "broaderTransitive"

From: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2008 12:33:52 +0100
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To: public-esw-thes@w3.org

Two further thoughts on what I have just written:

1. "broaderDirect" or just "broader" would not be a specific case of 
"broaderIndirect", in the way that "broaderParent" would be a specific 
case of "broaderAncestor". Does this matter?

2. By using terms such as ancestor / parent / child / descendant we 
avoid the problem that SKOS wishes to use "broader / narrower" in a 
loose way so as to accommodate thesauri which have not been constructed 
with correct BT/NT relationships in accordance with standards and 
ontological principles.

It will also be important to use expressions other than "broader / 
narrower" if SKOS is extended to cover classification schemes, where 
lower-level classes are often combinations of concepts rather than 
specific subsets of the concepts under which they occur.

Leonard Will

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