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Re: about the skos mapping of vocabularies

From: Veronique Malaise <vmalaise@few.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:09:34 +0200
Cc: public-media-annotation@w3.org
Message-Id: <DBC1904E-58BE-4853-BCCF-30E0DF79713D@few.vu.nl>
To: Pierre-Antoine Champin <pierre-antoine.champin@liris.cnrs.fr>
OK, I get your point better now :) Indeed SKOS does not allow to  
express this, and I have no idea about best practices either... but we  
can drop an email to the SKOS mailing-list or try to find a related  
thread there.


On Mar 30, 2009, at 12:09 PM, Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:

> Veronique Malaise a écrit :
>> Hi PA, All,
>> One  question, form a non-specialist, to answer PA's comment at the  
>> last
>> teleconf: he said, if I understood correctly, that it might be very  
>> hard
>> to have an API using mappings defined in SKOS. The Cliopatria API [1]
>> (also described more extensively in papers like [2]) seems, again  
>> to my
>> understanding, to be using vocabularies and vocabularies mappings (in
>> SKOS) to access and display the metadata of objects from different
>> collections, described with their own description schema. Would
>> Cliopatria be an interesting API to have a closer look in out own  
>> case?
> Hi,
> my point was that SKOS does not allow to express *all* the information
> that is required to build an API.
> A simple example is format/unit conversion. Two properties may be
> semantically equivalent, but expressed in different formats or  
> different
> units... SKOS does not provide tools to express how to convert from  
> one
> format to the other. (e.g. a duration expressed either as an integer
> number of second, or in HH:MM:SS.fff format).
> (by the way, I have no idea what is the best practice in SKOS, wether
> focusing on the semantic level and stating that both properties are
> absolutely equivalent, ignoring the syntactical heterogeneity, or
> stating that they are merely related...)
>  pa
>> Best regards,
>> Véronique
>> [1] http://e-culture.multimedian.nl/software/ClioPatria.shtml
>> [2] Semantic annotation and search of cultural-heritage  
>> collections: The
>> MultimediaN E-Culture demonstrator, Guus Schreiber, Alia Amin, Lora
>> Aroyo, Mark van Assem, Victor de Boer, Lynda Hardman, Michiel
>> Hildebrand, Borys Omelayenko, Jacco van Osenbruggen, Anna Tordai, Jan
>> Wielemaker and Bob Wielinga
>> http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B758F-4TMYK0G-1&_user=4466739&_coverDate=11%2F30%2F2008&_rdoc=1&_fmt=full&_orig=search&_cdi=12925&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_acct=C000024498&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=4466739&md5=3aa00f41cded98e061c5f8fd53236a44#bib11
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