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Re: Suggestion for SKOS FAQ

From: Andreas Langegger <al@jku.at>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 17:25:16 +0100
To: iperez@babel.ls.fi.upm.es
Message-Id: <018A6873-C8D0-4921-A419-20FE53017C5F@jku.at>
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org

Dear SKOSsers,

....and I would like to add these:

* When using Jena (for example), which reasoner can be used to make  
inference on topics?
* How do I setup this such that a query like:
   SELECT * WHERE { ?b a :Book; skos:subject c:Sports } also fetches  
Books about Golf, Skiing, Wakeboarding, etc.

Subsumption reasoning over classes is simple but effective for such  
taxonomies like SKOS can be used for. And it should also work for  
transitivity of properties that way. Because I think one of the  
strange feelings about SKOS is the question, will I be worse off when  
using SKOS instead of simple RDF Schema class hierarchies? At least we  
are currently thinking about this because we would like to use SKOS in  
a project.


On Mar 3, 2008, at 11:23 AM, Iván Pérez Domínguez wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been reading about skos and I have a few questions that might  
> make it to the FAQ page:
> * What's is SKOS?
> (after some nice description gives not much information)
> * No, seriously, what is SKOS?
> * When should I use it?
> * When should I not use it?
> * Can I use skos to model <specific problem>?
> I think this would be a nice starting point.
> Cheers,
> Iván.

Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Andreas Langegger
Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing
Johannes Kepler University Linz
A-4040 Linz, Altenberger Straße 69
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