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RE: Scientific and common names in SKOS

From: Houghton,Andrew <houghtoa@oclc.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:08:01 -0400
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> From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org [mailto:public-esw-thes-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Sini, Margherita (KCEW)
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 1:49 PM
> To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Subject: Scientific and common names in SKOS
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I have the following problem: how to represent a KOS which contains
> organisms
> with scientific names and common names in SKOS?
> 
> example for plants:  potatoes and "Solanum tuberosum", will these be 2
> skos:concepts? NOTE: they may be both descriptors in the KOS, for
> indexing
> purposes.
> Both can have multiple non-descriptors...
>
> [...]
>
> OR
> 
> <skos:Concept rdf:about="http://www.fao.org/aims/aos/agrovoc#potatoes">
>     <skos:prefLabel xml:lang="en">potatoes</skos:prefLabel>
>     <skos:prefLabel xml:lang="LA">Solanum tuberosum</skos:prefLabel>
> </skos:Concept>
> 
> What if in the terminology i use both scientific name and common name
> are
> preferred and they are both marked in English? ... i cannot use 2
> skos:prefLabel  for same language...

Why not just declare fao:commonLabel and fao:scientificLabel as sub-properties of skos:prefLabel?

Something like:

<rdf:Property rdf:about="http://www.fao.org/aims/aos/agrovoc/commonLabel">
  <rdfs:subPropertyof rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos#prefLabel"/>
</rdf:Property>

<rdf:Property rdf:about="http://www.fao.org/aims/aos/agrovoc/scientificLabel">
  <rdfs:subPropertyof rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos#prefLabel"/>
</rdf:Property>


Andy.
Received on Monday, 29 September 2008 18:18:13 GMT

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