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Re: Is SKOS XML?

From: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:43:52 +0000
Message-ID: <4D773DC8.2010408@lukehouse.org>
To: Simon.Cox@csiro.au
CC: etuck@mfah.org, christophe.dupriez@destin.be, public-esw-thes@w3.org
Simon,
Sorry for any confusion, but for the ISO25964-1 schema the link I should 
have given  is http://www.niso.org/schemas/iso25964/  Unfortunately I 
don't think you can see the whole draft standard, but at least the 
schema is there, and comments on the questions raised would still be 
welcome. Hopefully you had no problem finding the BS8723-5 schema?
Regards
Stella

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On 09/03/2011 01:35, Simon.Cox@csiro.au wrote:
>
> 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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