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Concept Schemes hierarchies

From: Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez <pastor@um.es>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:50:25 +0100
Message-ID: <CAFkhdr-bjdf_r+aa_k7BVUymcYyOBUZ9vs_Qh0buQjD=q9P++w@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Hello everyone,

Recurrently some messages in this list concerning the implementation with
SKOS of thesauri formed by several microthesauri Thesauri [1]

Some KOS as EUROVOC define specific properties to represent this. The use
of properties such as dc:isPartOf or developing artifacts is another

Considering only skos:inScheme: is it possible to use this property to
define hierarchies of concept schemes?

Example: two concept schemes and <S1> and <S11>, <S1> represents the whole
thesaurus and <S11> a microthesaurus. It could be defined:

<S11> skos:inScheme <S1>

Certainly this is consistent with the definition of skos:inScheme in [2]
and [3].

In this case, could be usefull define skos:inSheme as transitive
(skos:inScheme rdf:type owl:Transitive Property). Thus, having a <C1>
concept and the declaration:

<C1> skos: inScheme <S11>

could be inferred that:

<C1> skos: inScheme <S1>

Best regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2010Jun/0010.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/#L1101
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/skos-reference/#L2805

Juan Antonio Pastor Sánchez, Ph.D.
Dep. of Information and Documentation
Faculty of Communication and Documentation
University of Murcia
phone: +34 868 88 7252
Received on Sunday, 30 December 2012 08:50:53 UTC

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