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Re: [SKOS] RE : misleading sentence in the SKOS primer

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:31:57 +0000
To: Antoine Isaac <Antoine.Isaac@KB.nl>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090224113156.GB13919@skiathos>
Or...

[ 
In particular, there is no logical dependency between skos:inScheme
and owl:imports: the use of owl:imports does not entail any further
skos:inScheme statements.
]

...? 

Cheers,

Al

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 08:38:28AM +0100, Antoine Isaac wrote:
> 
> Dear Pat,
> 
> Thank you for taking the time to report on this. That's much appreciated! Indeed we certainly want to avoid any misleading.
> 
> I propose to rewrite the sentence as:
> [
> In particular, there is no logical dependency between skos:inScheme  
> and owl:imports: the use of owl:imports will not result in the  
> presence of any skos:inScheme statements other than the ones already asserted in the imported graph."
> ]
> 
> Do you think that would be better?
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Antoine
> 
> 
> -------- Message d'origine--------
> De: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org de la part de Pat Hayes
> Date: lun. 23/02/2009 18:27
> : public-esw-thes@w3.org
> Objet : misleading sentence in the SKOS primer
>  
> The excellent "SKOS Primer" has one sentence in it which may be  
> misleading. When discussing owl:imports, it states:
> 
> "In particular, there is no logical dependency between skos:inScheme  
> and owl:imports: the use of owl:imports will not result in the  
> presence of any additional skos:inScheme statements."
> 
> Well, no. It might, if the imported file itself contained some  
> skos:inScheme statements.
> 
> What is meant here, as becomes clear when one follows the example  
> given, is that if A imports B, then the triples in B should not be  
> counted as being skos:inScheme in scheme A.
> 
> A minor point, but it caught my attention because when I read this for  
> the first time (carelessly) it seemed like SKOS was denying the OWL  
> semantics for owl:imports.
> 
> Pat Hayes
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