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revisions and change in skos

From: Rob Tice <rob.tice@k-int.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 07:57:12 +0100
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Dear list members

The background to my questions is that we are currently considering
developing a 
'SKOS resolver' (for want of a better description) for our 
terminology management solution to sit alongside the other formats we
currently implement.

This has however thrown up some questions.
As part of this requirement we (ideally)need to:
1 Expose versioning information
2 Allow identification of terminology changes between versions

As these are parts of our existing solution which are already exposed using
other formats.


1. How should we expose versioning information given that uri's for 
  concepts are fixed (please donít say timestamps on 
  uri's :)) 

2. How should we identify and manage change between revisions of concept
schemes as this 'seems' to result in imprecision.
   e.g. a concept 'a' is currently in thes 'A' and only has a preferred
label. A new revision of thes 'A' is published and what was concept 'a' 
   is now a non preferred concept and thus becomes simply a non preferred
   for a new concept 'b'. 

   It seems to me that this operation loses some 
   of the semantic meaning of the change as all references to the 
   concept id of 'concept a' would be lost as it now is only a non preferred

   label of a different concept with a different id (concept 'b'). 

Any comments would be much appreciated.

Best Regards



Rob Tice, Director
Knowledge Integration Ltd
35 Paradise Street
South Yorkshire
S3 8PZ
email: rob.tice@k-int.com
Tel: +44 (0)870 803 4661 

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