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Re: [SKOS] Proposed Resolution for ISSUE 26: RelationshipBetweenLabels

From: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 13:50:25 +0100
Message-ID: <45E42911.3030707@few.vu.nl>
To: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
CC: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

Hi,

My own thinking about this hasn't been able to distill an argument in 
favor of Term-as-class that would clearly overcome its drawbacks [1].
So I'm ready to support this resolution, but this shall not discourage 
people who see stronger arguments ;-)

Cheers,

Antoine

[1] 
http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/RelationshipsBetweenLabels/Comparison

>
> ISSUE-26 [1]
> RelationshipsBetweenLabels
>
> Considering that:
> - representing lexical labels as classes would lead to an undesirable 
> complication of SKOS in straightforward use cases for the application 
> of SKOS,
> - representing relationships between labels is required in some use 
> cases, and therefore an escape mechanism should preferably be 
> available for such thesauri,
>
> I propose the WG opts for an amended version of the second solution 
> proposed in [2]:
>
> RESOLUTION
>
> The WG resolves to add the following classes and properties to the 
> SKOS specification [3]:
>
> - the class skos:LabelRelation
> - the properties skos:labelRelationSubject and 
> skos:labelRelationObject with domain LabelRelation and range rdfs:literal
>
> In addition, the SKOS Guide should describe guidelines for SKOS users 
> to define their label relations as specializations of LabelRelation 
> and gives examples of its intended usage. The SKOS specification 
> refrains for now to predefine specializations of LabelRelation.
>
> Contrary to the proposal in [2] the class LabelRelation is not defined 
> as a subclass of skos:Annotation (which is in any case not yet part of 
> the spec), as it is not an "annotation", but a lexical relationship.
>
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/26
> [2] 
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/SkosDesign/RelationshipsBetweenLabels
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-skos-core-spec/
>
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