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Re: [Dbpedia-discussion] Using DBpedia resources as skos:Concepts?

From: Simon Reinhardt <simon.reinhardt@koeln.de>
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 23:48:51 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF35653.5010305@koeln.de>
To: Simon Spero <ses@unc.edu>
CC: Leonard Will <L.Will@willpowerinfo.co.uk>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Alexandre Passant <alexandre.passant@deri.org>, Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>, dbpedia-discussion@lists.sourceforge.net, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Simon Spero wrote:
> There are practical implications for indexing that follow from this 
> decision.  For example, the SKOS broader relationship is not transitive; 
> this is hard to understand with a document based domain of 
> interpretation.  Without transitive BT relationships, standard indexing 
> behaviors like upward posting, or assigning the most specific headings 
> to a document are no longer possible  (or rather, give different results).

But that's what skos:broaderTransitive is for? As a super-property of skos:broader it will always be inferred if you just declare a skos:broader relationship between two concepts, plus it's transitive. So if you want to find transitively broader concepts you query for skos:broaderTransitive but if you want directly declared relationships you just query for skos:broader.

So not sure where your problem lies.

Regards,
  Simon
Received on Thursday, 5 November 2009 22:49:30 GMT

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