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Re: Using DBpedia resources as skos:Concepts?

From: François-Paul Servant <francois-paul.servant@noos.fr>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:06:44 +0100
Cc: public-esw-thes@w3.org
Message-Id: <6D16060F-77F8-4F4C-A204-CC37A606531E@noos.fr>
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Hi,

I'm not sure to understand you because… I completely agree with what you say. Are you discussing my question about using different URIs for the skos:Concept  and for the HTML page that we get when getting the skos:Concept? I do understand why we must have different URIs for the concept and the value of foaf:focus (the "real world thing"), and how to combine information between different schemes thanks to that foaf:focus property.

fps

Le 12 nov. 2012 à 15:42, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com> a écrit :

> Well, think of SKOS Concept as a line in a dictionary that gives additional description and additional knowledge about a phrase, term, or word..
> 
> I might have a line in my dictionary (my scheme) that says "footy".
> 
> Your dictionary (your scheme) might say "Australian Rules Football".
> 
> They are both "describing" the same Thing, but we might apply them differently in our applications, but we can link and combine our applications knowledge by using FOAF focus or another property, where we happen to both point to the same URI , etc.
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 8:34 AM, François-Paul Servant <francois-paul.servant@noos.fr> wrote:
> Dan, Bernard,
> 
> thank you for your answers. I'll use foaf:focus.
> 
> > As for distinction between the concept and the page about it, seems to me the general consensus is to consider a skos:Concept as a non-information resource, so it should have a URI distinct from the one of the page representing it.
> 
> well, I'm not convinced there is a big utility to it in the case of a skos:Concept: I don't see practical use-cases where one would want to state different things about the concept and the page (or the RDF data) returned when dereferencing it. No "semantic collapse" to be afraid of ;-)
> 
> > (I don't think or talk in those terms, personally; is 'Hamlet' an
> > information resource? or the Bible? Or the London tube map? does it
> > matter?)
> 
> I wouldn't say that I usually think in those terms: I just wanted to know if I have to have #URIs for skos:Concepts (or to 303-redirect) in order to be a "good citizen" :-)
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> fps
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> -Thad
> http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry
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