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Relevance of the OMG's SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules) standard

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:13:55 +0100
Message-ID: <4DEF3D53.9010600@lukehouse.org>
To: SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Hello All,
Does anyone in the SKOS community have experience of using the OMG's 
SBVR ("Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules") standard 
(see http://www.omg.org/spec/SBVR/1.0/PDF/)?

I ask because I lead a working group which is developing ISO 25964, the 
international standard for Thesauri and Interoperability with other 
Vocabularies. When an early draft of Part 2 (which deals with mapping 
between thesauri and other types of vocabulary) was circulated within 
the ISO system, someone commented that we ought to consider mapping to 
SBVR. (The vocabularies we already consider include classification 
schemes, taxonomies, schemes for records management, name authority 
lists, terminologies and ontologies. But not SBVR.)
It is not clear whether SBVR is relevant. I'm not aware that it has any 
applications in information retrieval. But SBVR is new to all of us in 
the Working Group, and I wonder if you could advise or point us to any 
relevant applications. Why would a thesaurus want to be mapped to SBVR? 
Or to an SBVR vocabulary?

Thanks for any pointers!
Stella Dextre Clarke

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