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Doubts about domains and microthesauri in Thesaurus to SKOS conversion

From: Giacomo Bartoloni <geco82@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:11:22 +0100
Message-ID: <7593bf351002180711h101e9b1ev9ce9201ba096955b@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Cc: Enrico Francesconi <francesconi@ittig.cnr.it>
Hi everybody, I'm studying the best way (or the most beautiful and
meaningful form) to represent a thesaurus with domains and
microthesauri, in my case Eurovoc and few ones, in "SKOS 2009" format.
My doubt is how to deal with domains and microthesauri, I found many
examples (UKAT's, IVOA vocabularies and STW's) but it seems to lack a
shared method to do it.
In UKAT thesaurus both the thesaurus and the microthesauri are
skos:ConceptScheme and the concepts have the property skos:inScheme
pointing to the main scheme and to the related microthesaurus.
According to IVOA all the domains and the microthesauri are
skos:Concept but I think that in this way I loose the base thesaurus
Descriptor goal and I put all domains, microthesauri and descriptors
on the same level.
In the STW's thesaurus, there is only one skos:ConceptScheme, the
thesaurus itself, and the domains, the microthesauri and the
descriptors are mapped into skos:Concept but this class is extended
into stw:Descriptor and ztw:Thsys.

Which is the best thesaurus representation?

Thanks a lot

Giacomo Bartoloni
Received on Friday, 19 February 2010 11:36:04 UTC

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