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terms as classes: the WordNet example

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 18:40:58 +0100
Message-ID: <45E46D2A.9000609@cs.vu.nl>
To: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

As background for the ongoing discussion I would 
like to point to the RDF/OWL representation of 
WordNet [1], where the "term-as-class" approach 
was taken. I think it is good choice there, 
because WordNet is a linguistic resource and 
therefore needs to represent a lot of lexical 
detail. However, you can also see from this 
document that it involves quite a lot of work, for 
example choosing/creating URIs for terms, which 
can be nontrivial. This WordNet experience makes 
me a bit  careful to go down this road with SKOS. 
However, I don't want to imply it is an impossible 
route to take.


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/wordnet-rdf/

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