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Re: Is SKOS XML?

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 08:59:19 +0000
Message-ID: <4D70A9E7.7040005@lukehouse.org>
To: "Tuck, Emily" <etuck@mfah.org>
CC: Christophe Dupriez <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Emily,
The ISO25964 schema to which Christophe refers is still in draft. You 
can find it at 
http://www.niso.org/apps/org/workgroup/iso25964/document.php?document_id=3119 
. Final approval by ISO is expected later in 2011.
This schema was developed to improve upon the already approved BS8723-5 
schema for thesauri (also an XML schema), which is available at 
http://schemas.bs8723.org/
I hope one or both of these will help you forward.
Stella Dextre Clarke
Project Leader, ISO NP 25964

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On 04/03/2011 08:36, Christophe Dupriez wrote:
> Emily,
>
> No stupid question but sometimes stupid answers:
>
> SKOS is based on RDF which is based on XML.
> ISO25964 is XML (not RDF).
>
> XML is a markup language (expressing structure around data).
> RDF is an information network description language which allows to 
> express very openly interlinked pieces of information (RDF is the 
> basis of LinkedData).
>
> So SKOS is more flexible than ISO25964 but being more flexible is not 
> always helping processability:
>  it may not oblige authors to make necessary semantic alignments which 
> would help interchangeability...
>
> So both approach are cross-seeding each other and bridges exist and 
> will exist.
> I would say the most easy thesauri to exchange are those which are 
> semantically compatible with both standards.
>
> Have a nice day!
>
> Christophe
>
> Le 2/03/2011 21:35, Tuck, Emily a écrit :
>>
>> Hi, I apologize if this sounds stupid but I was looking for an XML 
>> schema for a thesaurus and I happened upon SKOS. I cannot tell what 
>> it is from all these acronyms and talk about the semantic web.  It is 
>> all very confusing. Is SKOS XML or something else?
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Emily
>>
>> Emily Nedell Tuck
>>
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>


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