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RE: Is SKOS XML?

From: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 09:35:15 +0800
To: <stella@lukehouse.org>, <etuck@mfah.org>
CC: <christophe.dupriez@destin.be>, <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5D27281509882544A841804E4EBA914C2B98C9A944@EXWA-MBX01.nexus.csiro.au>
Doesn't appear to be publicly accessible. Else I'm missing the correct incantation.

Simon Cox

From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org [mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Stella Dextre Clarke
Sent: Friday, 4 March 2011 4:59 PM
To: Tuck, Emily
Cc: Christophe Dupriez; SKOS
Subject: Re: Is SKOS XML?

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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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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