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Re: SKOS meets Semantic blogging (again)?

From: Morten Frederiksen <mof-rdf@mfd-consult.dk>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 00:53:25 +0200
To: public-esw@w3.org
Message-Id: <200408130053.25379.mof-rdf@mfd-consult.dk>

Hi all,

On Thursday 12 August 2004 14:56, Dan Brickley wrote:
> Just a quick pointer to a hack I started at the weekend,
> to export SKOS (in N3, for now) from the PHP weblogging system,
> Wordpress.
> Morten F has
> begun re-working this code as an RDF/XML 'categories in RDF' feature of
> his Wordpress FOAF plugin.
This work is now largely finished, at least for now.

While not yet "released" - I'd like for you to get your comments in - I have 
activated it on my site [1], and enabled the FOAF Explorer to handle it 
somewhat gracefully [2].

One thing I realised while working with this was that there's a need for an 
informal inverse of dc:subject (since foaf:page can't be used due to 
restrictions on foaf:topic). As it is, I'm "forced" to make statements about 
other pages to relate them to a concept. One could argue that that is the 
right way to do it, but I think that in this case a relation to the page with 
weblog posts about the concept helps define the concept better, in the 
absence of a more formal definition.

Also, based on advice from danbri and dajobe, I separated the ConceptScheme 
from the containing document. That is a point that probably should go into 
the guide, that concepts and documents are distinct. One drawback of this 
approach is that there is now an extra level of indirection between the 
concepts and the person defining them (since dc:creator can't be used to 
reliably identify a person). This makes the harvesting and connection-making 
a bit harder.

BTW, I'm looking forward to an update to skos-mapping - when trying to 
establish a few mappings between my categories and danbri's/crschmidt's, I 
think I could have used "exactMatch" where "related" seems to weak.

Comments appreciated.


[1] http://www.wasab.dk/morten/blog/archives/author/mortenf/skos.rdf
[2] 
http://xml.mfd-consult.dk/foaf/explorer/?foaf=http://www.wasab.dk/morten/blog/archives/author/mortenf/skos.rdf


Regards,
Morten
Received on Thursday, 12 August 2004 22:54:28 GMT

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