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Re: [PORT] SKOS Core English annotations

From: Mark van Assem <mark@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 10:37:36 +0100
Message-ID: <43E718E0.7090409@cs.vu.nl>
To: Alistair Miles <a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk>
CC: public-esw-thes@w3.org, public-swbp-wg@w3.org

Hi Alistair,

Does this mean that this should become general practice (putting all 
labels in a separate file that is referenced by rdfs:seeAlso)? It's a 
lot more convenient to have the labels for at least one language in a 
schema file, and I'm wondering whether rdfs:seeAlso should cover 
referencing "the labels of these resources in other languages". You 
could see the labels in the schema files as the "default" and the 
other languages as "additional".

Why would English be a "special case" for tools? All labels are just 
triples attached to the resources of the schema, no matter in which 
file they are, right? And the appropriate ones for a tool/app can be 
selected using the language tag.


Alistair Miles wrote:
> Hi all,
> Following one of Jeremy's suggestions at [1], I'd like to propose we 
> factor all English annotations out of the main RDF description of the 
> SKOS Core Vocabulary and into a separate resource, as is currently the 
> case for all annotations in other languages. Jeremy's reasons:
>    - yes english is the default language in W3C
>    - but also yes the english labels should be accessible using the
> same mechanisms as any other supported language. This will allow tools
> to not have to special case for english.
> This change would mean removing all statements matching the triple 
> patterns:
>  - (?x rdfs:label ?y)
>  - (?x rdfs:comment ?y)
>  - (?x skos:definition ?y)
> ... from the main RDF description of the SKOS Core Vocabulary, and into 
> a resource named:
>  http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core_en
> This change would also mean adding the following triple to the main RDF 
> description of the SKOS Core Vocabulary:
> {
>   <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core> rdfs:seeAlso 
> <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core_en>.
> }
> Any objections to raising this proposal?
> Cheers,
> Al.
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2005Nov/0082.html

  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        markREMOVE@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark
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