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Re: Representation of Compound Mapping in SKOS

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:14:25 -0500
Message-ID: <BANLkTikP9veoyNztsPXP5YbbHJB+knLHvQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tillett, Barbara" <btil@loc.gov>
Cc: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, "LAABOUDI Christine (OP)" <Christine.LAABOUDI@publications.europa.eu>, "public-esw-thes@w3.org" <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, "Svensson, Lars" <l.svensson@d-nb.de>, "Dechman, Libby" <edec@loc.gov>, "McLean, Loche" <lmcl@loc.gov>
I agree with Barbara and have found Wordnik a useful "Same Context" tool for
discovery (that also happens to come with a great API).
http://www.wordnik.com/words/fishery#related

Allowing a user to make leaps from domain specific, such as the RT (related
terms) here on Eurovoc:
http://eurovoc.europa.eu/drupal/?q=request&view=pt&termuri=http://eurovoc.europa.eu/216904&language=en

To layman or consumer terms that might also help discovery (Same Context):
http://www.wordnik.com/words/audit#related

Different purposes but not always a different audience.  Academics,
Scientists, and Government also have basic common Thesaurus needs as well.

2 cents,

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Tillett, Barbara <btil@loc.gov> wrote:

> We at the Library of Congress, Policy and Standards Division are working on
> mapping/linking for the various language versions of LCSH (Library of
> Congress Subject Headings) - so basically the same vocabulary - same
> construct, same structure and basis and domain.  We decided not to try to
> "map" or link terminology across different thesauri, because they are so
> often for different domains, different structures, and especially when for
> different languages, the concepts are not the same - so fuzzy matching would
> probably be as good as it would get.  Do we really need that, when
> co-occurrence of terms found in bibliographic records might give even better
> results for users to explore?  I'd like to see us use " if you liked this
> term, you might try these terms in these thesauri" - not saying they are the
> same but pointing out that others have found them to be related.  I
> personally prefer that approach. The maintenance on a mapping approach seems
> to me to be a prohibitively expensive, long-term commitment that is not
> sustainable, and not necessary.  - Barbara Tillett****
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> *From:* Bernard Vatant [mailto:bernard.vatant@mondeca.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:26 AM
> *To:* LAABOUDI Christine (OP)
> *Cc:* public-esw-thes@w3.org; Tillett, Barbara; Svensson, Lars
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> *Subject:* Re: Representation of Compound Mapping in SKOS****
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> Dear Christine
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>
> The SKOS core is now a W3C recommendation and is a stable document that
> will not be changed.
> That said, extension for compound (cordinated) concepts is clearly needed
> and could someday be put either on the W3C track, either taken in charge
> somehow by the librarian community.
> Beyond SKOS users on this forum, I cc to Barbara Tillett at LoC, with whom
> I remember exchanging a few words at IFLA 2010 about it, and Lars Svensson
> at D-NB.
> Seems to me there are coordinated concepts in the D-NB linked data
> publication (Lars correct me if I am wrong) but I could not figure out the
> ontology used.
>
> Best
>
> Bernard
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> 2011/6/21 LAABOUDI Christine (OP) <
> Christine.LAABOUDI@publications.europa.eu>****
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> Dear all,
>
> In the framework of our Thesaurus Alignment project and on the behalf of
> the members of the Thesaurus Working Group, we would like to suggest the
> addition of a new “compound mapping” property in the SKOS-Core.
>
> Examples of mapping between EUR-LEX directory Code (T1) and EuroVoc (T2)
>
> A] Intersective Mapping
>
> T1      04.10.40 Fisheries / Common fisheries policy / State aids
> ExactMatch
> T2      (common fishery policy AND state aids)
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> B] Cumulative Mapping
>
> T1      03.06.53 Eggs and poultry  ExactMatch  T2 (poultry OR egg)
>
> Best regards,
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> Christine LAABOUDI-SPOIDEN
> Publications Office
> EUR-Lex - Eurovoc Team
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