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Re: WNET: first draft of note in WG web space

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 12:05:00 +0200
Message-ID: <4112064C.3090606@cs.vu.nl>
To: "McBride, Brian" <brian.mcbride@hp.com>
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org

McBride, Brian wrote:
> With Aldo's permission, I've placed a strawman document [1] in task force
> web space as a starting point for an editor's draft.  There is very little
> there at the moment, mostly an outline of the structure.  Not really worth
> reading yet.
> Brian
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/WNET/wordnet-sw-20040713.html


Nice document. Very readable also. Just a few remarks:


... words are represented by resources of type wn:Word. The properties 
wn:hasWordForm and wn:hasLanguage relate a word to its word form and 
language respectively.

We probably should document why we decide to adopt this instead of using 
rdfs:label with a language tag. Even in a pure "as-is" approach one 
might one to use such RDF constructs.


A wn:WordSense resource can be thought of as representing a (word sense, 
synset) pair.

I assume you mean "*word*-synset pair". wn:WordSense is (in old ER 
terms) a "weak entity", i.e. its existence depends on other entities. It 
is linked to precisely one wn:Word and precisely one wn:Synset, right?


A word sense, which is sense number N in the synset with identifier $$ 
is named by $WNBASE/sense/$$/N#

The schema in the document does not talk about a sense number. In the 
RDF file I see:

<rdf:Property rdf:ID="tagCount"> <!--Brian: added -->
     <rdfs:domain rdf:resource="#WordSense"/>
     <rdfs:range  rdf:resource="&xsd;nonNegativeInteger"/>

Am I correct in assuming this represents the sense number? Can it be a zero?

4 [silly]

I guess most nonnative speakers will not know the verb "to dog".


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