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Re: best practice property to use for naming a skos:ConceptScheme

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:33:57 +0100
Message-ID: <4D7C9D95.6050002@few.vu.nl>
To: Helmut Nagy <h.nagy@semantic-web.at>
CC: Bob DuCharme <bob@snee.com>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
Hi everyone,

We can't change the official recommendation document itself, now that the Semantic Web Deployment group which authored it is closed.

The only thing we can do is acknowledge the issue in the errata document, see: http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/SKOS/reference/20090811-errata#DCT-abbrev .
This document is pointed from the SKOS Reference, hopefully this would alleviate the confusion, for these like Bob who notice it.

Best,

Antoine


> Hi Bob, Helmut,  Simon,
>
> In the SKOS Primer dct:title is also used, cf. http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-primer/#secscheme
> And there the dct: namespace is defined in the intro.
> By the way thanks for spotting this slight mistake in the Reference, Bob. We should add the dct: declaration in http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-skos-reference-20090818/#L1368! It's a simple erratum...
>
> Cheers,
>
> Antoine
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> there is has been a discussion in the list on that topic some time ago (Nov. 2010)
>>
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2010Nov/0008.html
>>
>> As the statement from Alistair Miles says most documentations have dc:title for naming skos:ConceptSchemes but there are also examples where skos:prefLabel is used (e.g. STW Thesaurus <http://zbw.eu/stw/versions/latest/download/about.en.html>) or even no label is used (e.g. IPTC News Codes <http://www.iptc.org/site/NewsCodes/View_NewsCodes/>).
>>
>> In PoolParty <http://poolparty.punkt.at/> we use dc:title
>>
>> Regards
>> Helmut
>>
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>> On 11.03.2011, at 23:06, Bob DuCharme wrote:
>>
>>> Yesterday I was discussing with a colleague whether rdfs:label or skos:prefLabel would be better, and today I noticed this at http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-skos-reference-20090818/#L1045 :
>>>
>>> <S> rdf:type skos:ConceptScheme ;
>>> dct:title"My First Thesaurus" ;
>>> skos:hasTopConcept<B> .
>>> dct: is never declared anywhere. I'm guessing from the t that http://purl.org/dc/terms/ was meant, but title is a property of http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/ , not of http://purl.org/dc/terms/ . Either way, it's confusing and another example of why people should always declare their prefixes, if only in a note at the beginning of a spec that uses them in examples.
>>>
>>> But enough of my complaining. Has anyone seen a common practice using a particular property to assign a human-readable label to a skos:ConceptScheme?
>>>
>>> thanks,
>>>
>>> Bob
>>>
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