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Re: SKOS-ISSUE:ConceptSchemesContainment

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2007 09:37:22 +0000
Message-Id: <80EF03BF-75E1-4CA5-8439-E6CFA6CDBB07@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
To: Thomas Baker <baker@sub.uni-goettingen.de>

On 10 Jan 2007, at 08:17, Thomas Baker wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 04:04:42PM +0000, Sean Bechhofer wrote:
>> TITLE:Relationships in Concept Schemes
>> DESCRIPTION: SKOS provides a notion of Concept Schemes. RDF's triple
>> syntax makes it impossible to represent associations between concept
>> schemes and particular relationships (e.g. a BT relationship) without
>> resorting to reification. A principled approach to representing this
>> containment would desirable.
>> RAISED BY: Sean Bechhofer, 08/01/07
>> REFERENCE: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2006Nov/
>> 0078.html
> Sean,
> The wording ("represent associations between concept schemes
> and particular relationships") seems confusingly terse if
> what you want to represent is "the fact that the semantic
> relationships between concepts occur within a particular
> scheme" [1].
> For example, I think you mean not just a "particular [type of]
> relationship, such as a BT relationship", but "a particular
> BT relationship between two concepts".  Also, "associations
> between concept schemes" per se (e.g., "this concept scheme is
> associated with that concept scheme") are not the issue here,
> but the sentence could be read this way.
> Maybe something like: "RDF's triple syntax makes it impossible
> to associate a particular relationship between two concepts
> with a concept scheme within which that relationship is
> contained"?

Fair comment. I was trying to be terse, but ended up cutting too  
much. I'll resend an edited version.

> A minor point, but I suggest that instead of the date format
> "08/01/07" (August 1 in US), we use "2007-01-08".

Works for me: mm/dd/yy is *always* wrong in my book :-))))


Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
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