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ISO25964 draft schema?

From: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:58:33 -0500
Message-ID: <4D7538E9.3080900@snee.com>
To: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
CC: "Tuck, Emily" <etuck@mfah.org>, Christophe Dupriez <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Stella,

That first link brings me to a login screen. Is there any access to the 
draft for people who aren't NISO members?

thanks,

Bob

On 3/4/2011 3:59 AM, Stella Dextre Clarke wrote:
> 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
>>>
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>>
>
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