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Lexvo.org - a semiotic approach to Re: Subjects as Literals

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 19:31:15 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTilcUKT31SYfQnRXJDnfRoXLDYdazojsf40k3o4S@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: Gerard de Melo <gdemelo@mpi-inf.mpg.de>
Hi all

Re-naming the subject to try and get out of the general noise :)

I'm been following this noisy thread with amazement. I've no clear position
on the issue, just take the opportunity to attract the attention of the
community to the work of Gerard de Melo at Lexvo.org [1] which has been
updated lately with new resources. I've posted today [2] why I think this is
important and won't repeat it here in details, but in a nutshell Lexvo.org
proposes a semiotic and pragmatic approach to this issue.
Lexvo.org considers a particular type of Literals, terms in natural
language. Say 'mean'@en. Since this literal in the current state of affairs
can't be used as a subject, Lexvo.org provides a one-to-one representation
of such terms by URIs.

http://lexvo.org/id/term/eng/mean identifies the term 'mean'@en
This URI, in subject position, can be used to describe the term, and in
object position, to assert that a concept uses it as a label.And
translations in other languages and so on.

I won't elaborate, Gerard is likely to make a formal announcement in the
days to come, but I just wanted to point the resource as maybe relevant to
this debate.

Cheers

Bernard

[1] http://lexvo.org
[2] http://blog.hubjects.com/2010/07/what-mean-means.html

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